Shortly after the U.S Supreme Court issued its decision in McDonald v. Chicago a case in which the City of Chicago’s ban on handguns was challenged, Senator Russ Feingold issued a statement in support of the Supreme Court’s decision:
“I am pleased that the Supreme Court has held that the Second Amendment applies equally to the states. Although not unexpected, the ruling is welcome confirmation that the right to bear arms is a fundamental right enjoyed by all Americans that cannot be infringed by the federal or state governments.”
Throughout his time in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Feingold has been a defender of the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, and Sen. Feingold was one of the U.S. Senators who signed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in McDonald v. Chicago.