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McCain, Obama Respond To Supreme Court Gun Ruling

From CBS News' Jamie Farnsworth:

(CINCINNATI) On the Straight Talk Express en route to his town hall event, Sen. John McCain took a moment to meet with reporters to discuss today's Supreme Court ruling on the DC handgun case.

"Obviously I am very pleased about that decision," he said. "We had filed an amicus brief with 54 other senators. So I am pleased with that ruling."

Sen. Barack Obama, who has a history of supporting gun control, also issued a statement today saying: "I have always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms, but I also identify with the need for crime-ravaged communities to save their children from the violence that plagues our streets through common-sense, effective safety measures. The Supreme Court has now endorsed that view, and while it ruled that the D.C. gun ban went too far, Justice Scalia himself acknowledged that this right is not absolute and subject to reasonable regulations enacted by local communities to keep their streets safe."

McCain said this is another example of Obama's flip-flopping on issues. "It's one in a long in a long series in reversals of positions. In a few days he has gone from opposing nuclear power, to not a proponent, to willing to explore," McCain said aboard the bus. "I fully anticipate -- whether it be on his pledge on public financing of his position on the 2nd amendment or any other issues -- he is changing his positions."

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