FAIRFAX, Va. –-(Ammoland.com)- The following are just a few of the other key NRA-supported cases still working their way through the courts.
Multiple Long Gun Sales Reporting
Challenges to the Obama administration’s decree affecting semi-auto rifle sales in the border states are still pending in federal district court in New Mexico and Texas. The challenge filed in Washington, D.C. was denied and is now on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
The challenges to the federal age limit on handgun purchases (Jennings v. BATFE) and to Texas’ age limit for issuance of concealed handgun licenses (Jennings v. McCraw) remain pending in the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. NRA-ILA would like to thank the many young Texans who responded to a recent appeal for additional plaintiffs in these cases.
Chicago Firearm Laws
Benson v. City of Chicago challenges five aspects of Chicago’s law: (1) the ban on any form of carriage; (2) the ban on gun stores; (3) the ban on firing ranges; (4) the ban on self-defense in garages, porches, and yards; and (5) the ban on keeping more than one gun in an operable state. The case is still pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
California Right to Carry
Peruta v. San Diego County, challenging San Diego’s discriminatory policies in issuing carry permits, remains pending in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The case was fully briefed, then put on hold pending the outcome of Nordyke v. Alameda County. With the apparent end of that long-running case (see above), Perutashould now move forward at last.
Doe v. Wilmington Housing Authority, challenging the housing authority’s ban on gun possession by tenants, remains pending in U.S. District Court in Delaware.
Part-Time Residents’ Gun Possession
Osterweil v. New York challenges New York’s refusal to issue handgun permits to people who only live in the state for part of the year. The case is pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
San Francisco Gun Storage and Ammunition Ban
A challenge to San Francisco’s locked-storage requirement and ban on non-”sporting” ammunition (Jackson v. San Francisco) is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
California Sales Fees
Bauer v. Harris contests the misuse of “fees” charged by DOJ to purchase a gun as an unconstitutional infringement on the exercise of rights protected under the Second Amendment. The case is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
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