Hoeven Joins Senate Colleagues in Amicus Brief to Support Second Amendment

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven recently joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and 24 additional senators, in signing an amicus brief in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. The brief states that the right to bear arms is included in the Constitution and the Framers made a policy choice explicitly removing the ability to question that choice from state and federal legislators. The brief argues that the State of New York's regulations that make it difficult to carry a firearm outside the home violates the Second Amendment's guarantee of the right to bear arms.

In addition to Hoeven and Cruz, the amicus brief was signed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).