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Hutchison Urges Individual Gun Rights

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    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison says she is confident she will win the GOP primary against Gov. Rick Perry.

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison went to a shooting range and firearms shop near Austin to say she plans to file a brief in an upcoming Supreme Court case urging individual gun rights.

    Hutchison said Friday she will lead a bipartisan group from Congress in filing an amicus brief in the case McDonald v. the City of Chicago. She is trying to unseat fellow Republican Gov. Rick Perry, another gun rights advocate.

    Hutchison says she wants the Supreme Court to rule that gun ownership is an individual right that should apply at the state level.
    She also said she agrees with a Texas law passed in 2007 and signed by Perry that closed off public access to records showing who has concealed handgun licenses.