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For Immediate Release
June 29, 2010

Greg Evers Heralds Landmark Supreme Court Decision Ruling in Favor of Second Amendment

Baker, Fla. – Greg Evers, Republican candidate for Florida Senate District 2, today congratulated the National Rifle Association (NRA) for its victory regarding the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago. The Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment, which forbids Congress from infringing on the right to keep and bear arms, also applies to state and local governments.

“It is a great day for freedom, for the NRA and for the Second Amendment,” said Evers. “The Supreme Court has ruled that our Second Amendment rights and freedoms, warrant protection against infringement from all sources of government intrusion, be it federal, state or local.”

“The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Second Amendment and the individual rights of all Americans,” said Marion Hammer, past president of the NRA and executive director of Unified Sportsmen of Florida. “Today, I celebrate with Greg this landmark decision by the highest court in the land. The Supreme Court has affirmed what Greg and I have believed for so long – that the right to keep and bear arms is every citizen’s constitutional right.”

Evers currently represents Florida House District 1, which includes parts of Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties. He is a farmer and small businessman who was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2001 and was subsequently re-elected. Evers has put his experience in agriculture and business to good use in the Florida Legislature and is proud of his legislative accomplishments on behalf of Florida’s critical agriculture industry, economic development and job creation, and Second Amendment issues. Most recently, he sponsored and passed legislation enabling Florida farmers to transport their farm equipment from field to field without the burden of additional government permits or fees; legislation creating tax incentives that enabled the Jay Oil Field to reopen, restoring numerous Northwest Florida jobs; and legislation protecting the right of law-abiding citizens in Florida to have legal firearms secured in their automobiles in public parking lots.

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