Attorney General Ashcroft Defends The Second Amendment
Saturday, May 19, 2001
Attorney General John Ashcroft recently wrote to ILA Executive Director James Jay Baker, regarding the Justice Department`s position on the Second Amendment. In the letter he expressed his belief that it protects an individual right to keep and bear arms, rather than the collective right view held by the Clinton-Gore Administration.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.