FAIRFAX, Va. –-(Ammoland.com)- In District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms.
However, federal law strips this right from law-abiding, responsible adults between the ages of 18 and 20, by prohibiting them from buying firearms other than rifles or shotguns through federally licensed firearm dealers.
Your NRA believes these laws are unconstitutional and has filed suit to defeat them in federal court. The lawsuit was originally filed in September 2010 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
The case is now on appeal, and we need to reinforce our position by adding additional young NRA members who will step up to assert their rights.
If you are a Texas resident 18 to 20 years old who wants to buy a handgun from a licensed dealer, we need you. If you aren’t in this age group but know someone who is, and who might be interested in participating, please help us by passing the word along.
Those who are interested in adding their names to this important case should contact the NRA so that one of our attorneys can contact you.
You can contact us via e-mail, at [email protected]; via phone, at (703) 267-1161 (please leave message); or via fax, at (703) 267-1164. Please provide full name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and date of birth.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org
You are right sir, all FOID/FID cards and licensing(for open carry) are unconstitutional and a no-brainer with this standing case:
U.S. Supreme Court
319 U.S. 105 (1943)
MURDOCK v. COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA and seven other cases, including JONES v. CITY OF OPELIKA, 319 U.S. 105 (1943)
"A state may not impose a charge for the enjoyment of a right granted by the federal constitution."
After the latest compromise stunt by the NRA in Illinois with their deal making on SB1034 and this is after they told us the Bill was bad and we had to stop it.
I will never support them again until they start working too REPEAL gun control laws like the Illinois FOID card and the 1968GCA.
They just helped the ISP up-grade the FOID card Data Base. Kurt Hofmann has an article about it titled
“Illinois Passes amended SB1034 neglects far better option”