A bipartisan bloc in Congress – led by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison – is Hleading a bipartisan tidal wave of Congressional support to overturn in the Supreme Court:
Hutchison said Thursday she is filing a friend-of-the-court brief in a challenge to the laws. Fifty-five senators and 250 House members have signed the brief to be filed Thursday by her and Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.
Hutchison has long opposed the district’s ban on handguns and requirement that rifles and shotguns be registered, stored unloaded and either locked or disassembled. She has sponsored legislation several times to overturn the district’s laws. Her 2004 bill passed the House, but not the Senate.
The district’s law forced her to dismantle and return to Texas her .357 Magnum she brought with her when she moved from Austin.
“In Texas, of course, the right to keep and bear arms is well-settled. In fact, when in Texas you talk about gun control, they mean using two hands,” Hutchison quipped in a speech organized by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.
For once, “bipartisanship” doesn’t mean “everyone act like a Kool-aid guzzling statist fop”.
(Via Carnivore at TVM, who notes “As conservatives, we want the law decided only on merits and Constitutionality, but sinced Amicus briefs are part of our process, having a majority of both houses of Congress supporting our side should’t hurt”. Amen, Meat-eater).