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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 26, 2008

 

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR

 

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a victory for law-abiding Mississippians who own and keep handguns in their homes and elsewhere. For many years, gun control advocates denied the individual right to have guns, and Washington D.C.’s law banning handguns was touted by many on the left as not only constitutional but a model. Today’s court decision puts the lie to that specious argument and protects the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans. Mississippians will be pleased with and supportive of the Court’s ruling.”