AL AG Steve Marshall leading the fight to protect your gun rights
Steve Marshall is a champion for Second Amendment rights. In his first year in office, he has led the fight both in Alabama and beyond to ensure that the individual right to bear arms is protected.
One of his first official acts as Attorney General was to lead twenty-five states in standing up for the right of individuals to carry firearms outside of the home. In a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Alabama and 25 other states, Marshall questioned the constitutionality of a San Diego County gun restriction which banned citizens from possessing firearms outside of the home for self-defense. Believing the law to be a flagrant violation of Californians’ Second Amendment rights, Marshall said at the time of filing:
“The Constitution does not limit [the right to bear arms] to the interior of one’s own home, yet that is effectively what the sheriff of San Diego County has dictated to local residents. As a result, most of the citizens of San Diego County today cannot open carry or concealed carry outside their property, even for self-defense. This unconstitutional limitation on the Second Amendment must be challenged and I am proud to lead a 26-state court filing to the U.S. Supreme Court opposing this unlawful gun ban.”
Marshall asked the Supreme Court to reverse the ultra-liberal Ninth Circuit and strike down the California law. Marshall’s brief was joined by Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Immediately upon taking office, Steve Marshall took the lead in a case with national implications for Second Amendment rights. And this is just one example of how he’s methodically pushing back against those who want to whittle away at the right to bear arms. Throughout his time in office, Marshall has continually demonstrated his commitment to protecting our constitutional rights at the state and federal levels and gives us a clear picture of the kinds of issues he will focus on if elected in the June 5th primary.
(Paid for by Steve Marshall for Alabama, P.O. Box 3537, Montgomery, AL 36109)