Harris Praises Supreme Court for Reaffirming the 2nd Amendment – Press Release

Press Release from the Harris Campaign

Andy Harris announces his “”Prescription for Protecting Our 2nd Amendment Rights””

State Senator Andy Harris M.D. praised the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling reaffirming our Second Amendment rights. For the first time United States history, the Supreme Court ruled that individual Americans have the right to own firearms for personal use. The ruling struck down the District of Columbia‘s ban on handguns.

As a naval officer with expert pistol qualification who believes in the historical basis and the value of the 2nd Amendment, Andy supports the right of all law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. As a State Senator, Andy routinely receives “”A+”” ratings from the NRA for his support of Second Amendment rights. Andy is a lifetime member of the NRA.

“”Today’s ruling is a victory for individual rights and personal liberty.”” said Senator  Harris. “”Gun-grabbing liberals should take note that the Constitution clearly states Americans have the right to own firearms and the Supreme Court reaffirmed that today””

Andy took the occasion of the court’s ruling today to announce his “”Prescription for Protecting Our Second Amendment Rights.”” The plan has four parts:


1.  The right to keep and bear arms is an individual right that cannot be taken away from a law-abiding citizen. Therefore, the federal government does not have the authority to keep records of who does and who does not possess firearms.

2.  National right-to-carry laws with reciprocity should be enacted.

3.  The right to self-defense means that every American should be permitted to take any means necessary to protect their home, their possessions, and their loved ones from loss or harm – without fear of government or personal legal action when self-defense is used. Laws confirming that right of self-defense should be enacted.

4.  Public lands should be made available to citizens for legal hunting.