Legal

Further Reading

  • D.C. v. Heller: The Supreme Decision

    Fairfax, VA – Leaders of the National Rifle Association (NRA) praised the Supreme Court’s historic ruling overturning Washington, D.C.’s ban on handguns and on self-defense in the home, in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller. 
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  • National Rifle Association Hails Historic Victory on Second Amendment Freedom in McDonald v. City of Chicago

    The National Rifle Association of America today praised the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision in another landmark Second Amendment case. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that the Second Amendment applies not just to Washington, D.C. and other federal enclaves, but protects the rights of all Americans throughout the country. The opinion in McDonald v. City of Chicago brings an end to the nearly 30 year-long handgun ban that the city has imposed on its law-abiding citizens.
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  • State Constitutions: Those that Guarantee the Right to Arms

    Forty-four states have "Right to Keep and Bear Arms" provisions included in their constitutions. Those provisions are listed here.
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  • Victory in Peruta v. San Diego: Ninth Circuit Confirms Right to Carry Arms in Public

    In a tremendous victory for the right to keep and bear arms, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to carry firearms for self-defense in public.  The landmark decision came in the NRA-supported case of Peruta v. San Diego County, brought on behalf of the CRPA Foundation and five individuals who were denied carry licenses by the San Diego Sheriff.  In its ruling, this federal court struck down a San Diego County Sheriff’s policy that prevented most law-abiding adults from getting a license to carry a firearm.
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