NRA Applauds Attorneys General & Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge

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NRA Applauds Attorneys General & Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association applauded an amicus brief signed by twenty-four attorneys general and governors in support of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. New York City, an NRA-backed Supreme Court case challenging New York City's unconstitutional requirements limiting the right of law-abiding gun owners to transport firearms outside of their homes. The effort was led by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.

“It's time for the Supreme Court to ensure that all federal courts treat the Second Amendment as a fundamental, constitutional right,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. “Twenty-four of America’s highest-ranking law enforcement and executive officers have come together to support the Second Amendment rights of their constituents.”

The law at issue limits New York City permit holders to traveling to only seven shooting ranges located within the city. It restricts the travel to a direct route to and from the range, and requires the handgun to be transported unloaded, in a locked container, and separate from any ammunition. Licensees who wish to take their guns to other ranges or participate in events or competitions outside New York City, or who want to transport their guns to another location (other than the NYC address listed on the license), are prohibited from doing so.

The case is also the Court’s first chance to layout a framework for applying the Second Amendment to gun control laws in a decade. As the attorneys general and governors put it, “in the gap created by the Court’s silence over the past ten years, a patchwork of conflicting opinions and burdensome local ordinances and state regulatory schemes continue to choke meaningful protection of the right. [We] support and advocate for our states’ right to experiment with different policy choices, but ‘the enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table.’”

The case will be argued in the upcoming fall term of the Supreme Court. A copy of the brief can be viewed here. Please join us in thanking Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and the 23 others who joined the brief for standing up for our right to keep and bear arms.


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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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

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PRO FREEDOMS
PRO FREEDOMS
1 year ago

I love how GOA files it and does all the work, then NRA tags on a brief and claims credit. See also Heller case.

RonnieBB
RonnieBB
1 year ago
Reply to  PRO FREEDOMS

GOA, bahwhaa,,, what?

Do you just show up here and say ignorant stuff, try doing some research before you display what a dumbass you are. GOA has nothing to do with this effort, it is NRA that is saving the day in New York. All GOA is doing is trying to fundraise off this.

NYPSRA Life Member.
NRA Life Member

Rocky Mountain
Rocky Mountain
1 year ago

NRA = unconstitutional gun control.

I support neither.

2A all the way! (As it is written in plain English)

rich z
rich z
1 year ago

Lets repeal the SULLIVAN act………

E. Bryan Hoover
E. Bryan Hoover
1 year ago

If laws like the one in New York is allowed to stand — the Second Amendment will only apply to a house you own.

Lou
Lou
1 year ago

That’s it???????? !!!!!! It’s about not being able to take your gun where you want in N.Y.C.? After the courts ended Chicago’s draconian ban on guns, where was the N.R.A. challenge to the Sullivan Act in N.Y.C. It would have been the next obvious thing to do. Wayne must have been distracted getting fitted for his new Beverly Hill Wardrobe costing hundreds of thousands of N.R.A. dollars. So this little THING comes along, and it wasn’t even Wayne’s idea, and we’re expected to be good little drones, and forget and forgive Wayne and his “Boys” for everything. Are we really… Read more »

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
1 year ago
Reply to  Lou

NRA = Not Really Activists.

Now you know why GOA is passing the 2 million member mark while NRA is losing members. When the bump stock ban was announced, GOA & FPC filed lawsuits. What did NRA do? Beg for more donations, so they can keep Whiny LaPierre in the style he’s accustomed to.

RonnieBB
RonnieBB
1 year ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

2 million!?!? Yeah right, try 100,000 maybe. any one that can look at their public non profit documents and see they barley break six figures. NRA – 5 million plus.

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

Please stop with the NRA commercials

Realist
Realist
1 year ago

Typical, no mention of the rest of the pro firearm organizations or groups involved in this as well! Shame, but no surprise!

Your Worst Nightmare
Your Worst Nightmare
1 year ago
Reply to  Realist

Maybe that is because they have no involvement, and definitely, no money invested? This has been an NRA lead effort for years now along with NYSRPA, and no one else? Oh, wait I see GOA already tried to take credit here.

Wake up
Wake up
1 year ago

Should have included they supported bump stock ban also?

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
1 year ago
Reply to  Wake up

GOA has every right to file an amicus brief on behalf of NYSRPA, and mobilize their members’ support.

At least GOA’s leadership didn’t strong-arm Trump into the bump stock ban the way Whiny LaPierre did. Ditto on the Red Flag thing. NRA has been compromising away our gun rights since 1934. Now, are there any more fudds here that want to continue defending the indefensible?