Saturday, June 28, 2008

NRA Files Suit Against San Francisco, Chicago, and others

On Friday, the National Rifle Association filed suit against the handgun bans in Chicago and three neighboring towns -- Evanston, Morton Grove, and Oak Park, IL challenging those municipalities' handgun bans.

The Second Amendment Foundation, in conjunction with the Illinois State Rifle Association has also filed a separate lawsuit to have the Chicago gun ban struck down.

The NRA, in conjunction with the California Rifle and Pistol Association and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, has also filed suit challenging a San Francisco ordinance that prohibits guns in public housing.

These lawsuits will likely require courts to address the issue of whether the Second Amendment applies not just against the federal government, but also against the states via the Fourteenth Amendment.

The next battle in the war has begun.

Read the NRA-ILA press release here.

Read a copy of the NRA's San Francisco lawsuit here.

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