by Channel 2 News staff
Monday, June 28, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska's congressional delegation applauded the Supreme Court's decision Monday that Americans have a right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live.
The ruling struck down a total handgun ban in Chicago and a suburb of the city, but the Court suggested some restrictions may be permitted.
The Court held that firearm possession is a fundamental constitutional right, and that courts across the country are therefore empowered to strike down state and local weapon laws that infringe on this basic right.