Senator Don Barrington, R-Lawton
Co-Chair, Senate PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY Committee
For Immediate Release: June 26, 2008
Sen. Don Barrington
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Protecting 2nd Amendment Rights
Don Barrington of Lawton praised Thursday’s decision by
the U.S. Supreme Court to protect individuals’ Second Amendment
right to keep and bear arms.
“The U.S. Supreme Court got this one right. The founding
fathers intended the Second Amendment to protect the rights of individual
Americans to own guns, and we finally have a ruling from the high
court that the liberal gun-grabbers have gone too far in trying
to take away our gun rights,” said Barrington, who is a member
of the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and a card-carrying
member of the National Rifle Association.
“This is excellent news for gun owners and for all Americans
who want to own guns for hunting or to protect their families and
homes,” said Barrington.
In District of Columbia v. Heller, the U.S. Supreme Court struck
down Washington, D.C.’s ban on handguns, ruling that the Second
Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm, and
to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense
within the home.
For more information
Sen. Barrington's Office: (405) 521-5563