McDaniel to Join Brief Supporting Gun Rights for Individuals

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas' attorney general says he will join a brief to be filed with the U.S. Supreme Court saying the constitutional right to bear arms extends to individuals, not just members of a state militia.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a lawsuit challenging gun laws enacted by the District of Columbia.  McDaniel said Tuesday he would join a Texas brief declaring support for an individual's gun rights.

At issue in the District of Columbia case is to whom gun rights were extended by the Constitution.

"I believe the Second Amendment offers a Constitutional right to bear arms on individuals, not just on militia members," Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said.

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