Tuesday, January 6, 2009

SF Housing Authority Stops Ignoring Constitution

After the landmark Heller decision, the NRA filed several lawsuits against municipalities with similar unconstitutional (read illegal) abridgements of the Second Amendment rights of American citizens. One of these was the San Francisco Housing Authority which maintained a blanket ban on handguns in public housing. The Mercury News reports that a settlement has been reached in the case.

As a result of the settlement, which ends the federal lawsuit, the SF Housing Authority will restore the Second Amendment rights of its tenants and drop the blanket ban on legal handguns. In exchange for settling, the Housing Authority “won't be required to pay any damages or attorney fees.”

This is great news for the people of San Francisco, though I’m sure the extremist politicians in city hall are crying in their beer at this point. Hopefully this is only the start of rolling back years of unconstitutional laws concentrated in urban areas and a few allegedly “progressive” states. Personally I don’t see how abridging the right of an individual to defend himself or herself – effectively turning a “citizen” into a “subject” as surely in any of the 17th Century Monarchies – can be labeled “progress”.

Until next time!!!

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