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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Praising Supreme Court Decision Guaranteeing The Right To Carry A Firearm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on The Constitution of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen case: 

“Today, the Supreme Court upheld our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms by striking down a New York law that effectively prohibited a citizen from carrying a handgun outside the home.  The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that New York’s law was unconstitutional because it unquestionably infringed on our Second Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment rights. I was proud to lead an amicus brief on behalf of 24 of my Senate colleagues making these exact arguments. This case’s vindication of the right to carry a firearm for self-defense outside the home is an ever-present reminder of our duty as citizens to defend our constitutional rights from brazen attacks from the left.”

Link to Senator Cruz’s amicus brief here.