The Associated Press: Reactions to the Supreme Court striking down the DC gun ban: "Some reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting:
'This opinion should usher in a new era in which the constitutionality of government regulations of firearms are reviewed against the backdrop of this important right.' — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
'The right to bear arms is a fundamental right we enjoy as citizens of the United States. From individuals being able to protect their family and their home to sportsmen venturing into the outdoors, this is an important and historic day for all citizens of this great country.' — Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn.
'I am profoundly disappointed in Justice Roberts and Justice Alito, both of whom assured us of their respect for precedent. With this decision, 70 years of precedent has gone out the window. And I believe the people of this great country will be less safe because of it.' — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif."