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Attorney General Cuccinelli on the Supreme Court decision holding that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments

RICHMOND (June 28, 2010) — Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court held 5-4 in McDonald v. Chicago that the Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms applies to state and local governments, not just the federal government.

“While we are still reviewing the decision, I am pleased that the Supreme Court has found that Second Amendment rights are as deserving of respect from state and local governments as are other rights found in the Bill of Rights,” said Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.  “I particularly agree with Justice Alito’s recognition that the right to keep and bear arms is ‘fundamental’ to America’s ‘scheme of ordered liberty’.”

Accordingly, the Office of the Attorney General will continue to review laws and regulations affecting Second Amendment rights on a case-by-case basis to determine if they comply with the constitutional guarantee recognized by the court in the earlier case of District of Columbia v. Heller and today’s McDonald case.

The decision in McDonald v. Chicago produced over 200 pages of opinions written by five different justices.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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