JOHNSON JOINS "HELLER" CHORUS
HELENASecretary of State Brad Johnson joined the many other Montanans who have weighed in on the DC v. Heller case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. A letter to the editor from Johnson appeared in todays Washington Times, urging the court to protect an individuals right to bear arms.
This is an important issue for Montanans, Johnson said. Many of Montanas elected officials spoke out on this issue; I am proud to be among them.
The letter can be found at this link.
Johnsons letter argued that Montanas agreement with the United States to enter the union included Montanas constitution at the time, which guaranteed the right of any person to bear arms. He urged the Supreme Court to uphold an individual rights interpretation of the Second Amendment, rather than a collective interpretation, as best in keeping with Montanas Compact with the United States.
Many other elected officials around Montana have concurred in a statement of the same argument, in a bipartisan effort to defend Montanans individual right to keep and bear arms. The list of officials, as well as their resolution, can be found at: http://www.progunleaders.org.
My sources are pretty good.