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