Thursday, June 26, 2008

NRA Moving on Chicago and Others!

As hoped, a favorable Heller decision seems to be opening the floodgates to attack equally unconstitutional bans in other parts of the country. The AP recently had these comments from Wayne LaPierre, Executive VP of the NRA:

"I consider this the opening salvo in a step-by-step process of providing relief for law-abiding Americans everywhere that have been deprived of this freedom.”

The AP reported that “the NRA will file lawsuits in San Francisco, Chicago and several of its suburbs challenging handgun restrictions there based on Thursday's outcome.”

This represents a great first step, but I think we should also be attacking so called “assault weapon” bans as well. The Heller ruling clearly protects firearms “in common use”, and so-called “assault weapons” are “in common use” for hunting, plinking, and personal protection in the overwhelming majority of U.S. states.

More to come!!!

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