Gun Ruling Greeted Favorably By Kentuckians

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - From city to country, some Kentuckians
expressed relief that the U.S. Supreme Court defended their right
to own guns in a ruling coming one day after a deadly shooting
spree in Henderson.

"I think it's a human right to own a gun," said J.B. Schinault
in voicing full approval for the high court ruling Thursday that
stated Americans can keep guns at home for self-defense.

The ruling, striking down the District of Columbia's ban on
handguns, came a day after a plastics plant worker in Henderson
opened fire during an overnight shift, killing five co-workers and
then himself.

Police said Wesley N. Higdon shot his supervisor outside the
plant, then went inside and kept shooting.

Schinault, who works at Sportsman's Corner in Henderson, said he
didn't think the shooting rampage would sour attitudes about gun
ownership in the western Kentucky city.

"It's a tragedy that happened," he said. "But as far as
changing people's way of thinking about gun ownership, I don't
think it will have any affect at all."

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