REACTION TO DECISION IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA V. HELLER CASE
Statement of Josh Horwitz, Executive Director, Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
June 26, 2008
Today, in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, the United States Supreme Court departed from over 100 years of earlier judicial decisions and held that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess firearms for self-defense purposes unconnected with service in a militia. Despite the sweeping tone of the holding, the majority opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia is relatively narrow in scope, and leaves more questions open than it answers.
STATEMENT OF NATIONAL GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORGANIZATIONS IN WAKE OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY SHOOTING
Joint Release from Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and Violence Policy Center
February 15, 2008
Washington, DC - Following yesterday’s mass shooting at Northern Illinois University which left six dead, including the shooter, and 16 wounded, America’s leading national gun violence prevention organizations, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and the Violence Policy Center, issued the following joint statement.
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