San Diego, CA --(Ammoland.com)- In a refreshing move that underscores the sharp cultural divide on the meaning and parameters of the right to self-defense and to keep and bear arms, both the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors the Lemoore City Council have adopted resolutions in support of the Second Amendment and the right of the people to keep and bear and arms.
In 2008, the United States Supreme Court confirmed that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to keep and carry a firearm for self-defense. District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 636 (2008). Two years later, in McDonald v. City of Chicago, the Supreme Court held that the right to keep and bear arms was incorporated under the Fourteenth Amendment, thereby prohibiting state and local governments from infringing upon one’s Second Amendment rights. 130 S. Ct. 3020 (2010).
Despite the Supreme Court’s holdings, in the wake of recent and tragic instances of gun violence many proposals for extremely stringent gun-control laws have been advanced by politicians at the local, state, and federal levels.
While the Siskiyou Board of Supervisors encourages discussions and ideas to protect its citizens from violence, officially and publicly its resolution makes clear that it will not abide by any provision of law that infringes upon the Second Amendment. The City of Lemoore made an equally forceful resolution confirming its commitment to the right to keep and bear arms.
We commend and thank the Supervisors and Council members for their courage, for standing up for the Constitution, and for respecting the individual’s fundamental right to keep and bear arms.
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In addition to fighting local gun bans, for decades the NRA has been litigating dozens of cases in California courts to promote the right to self-defense and the Second Amendment. In the post Heller and McDonald legal environment, NRA and CRPA Foundation have formed the NRA/CRPA Foundation Legal Action Project (LAP), a joint venture to pro-actively strike down ill-conceived gun control laws and ordinances and advance the rights of firearms owners, specifically in California. Sometimes, success is more likely when LAP’s litigation efforts are kept low profile, so the details of every lawsuit are not always released. To see a partial list of the LAP’s recent accomplishments, or to contribute to the NRA or to the NRA/CRPAF LAP and support this and similar Second Amendment cases, visit www.nraila.com and www.crpafoundation.org. All donations made to the CRPA Foundation will directly support litigation efforts to advance the rights of California gun owners.
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