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California: NRA Victory in San Francisco Lawsuit!
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| January 29, 2009
Posted on 01/30/2009 12:52:31 PM PST by neverdem
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|California: NRA Victory in San Francisco Lawsuit!
|Thursday, January 29, 2009
PUBLIC HOUSING OFFICIALS DROP ILLEGAL BAN ON FIREARMS POSSESSION IN PUBLIC HOUSING
An NRA-led coalition of self-defense civil rights groups including the Second Amendment Foundation and the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) has prevailed in a Second Amendment lawsuit challenging a ban on firearm possession in San Francisco public housing residences.
This success is further vindication of the U.S. Supreme Court's Heller ruling upholding the Second Amendment as protecting a fundamental, individual civil right for all law-abiding Americans, said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox.
The San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) and the property management company that oversees San Franciscos public housing projects have agreed to completely remove a lease provision banning guns in the residences.
The City of San Francisco itself legally stipulated that its ordinance banning gun possession on county owned or controlled property cannot be applied to the public housing properties, even though Mayor Gavin Newsom announced at a May 2007 press conference that the new city ordinance would ban gun possession there. By excluding the application of the ordinance and removing the lease provision, the right of public housing residents to choose to own a gun to defend themselves or their families has been restored.
The settlements bring a successful conclusion to the lawsuit, filed June 2008. The decision to repeal SFHAs lease provisions banning firearms came despite initial claims by Mayor Newsom that the lawsuit would be absolutely defended, and comes after initial claims by the San Francisco City Attorney that the lawsuit was frivolous and that the City would seek sanctions. No sanctions were sought, nor could they have been.
The San Francisco concessions follow similar gun ban repeals by several Illinois towns that also faced NRA lawsuits filed immediately after the Supreme Court confirmed in late June that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms.
NRA-ILA and CRPA will continue to pursue other cases to resolve the incorporation issue. In fact, a California case challenging a gun show ban ordinance that has been partially funded by the NRA for years (Nordyke v. Alameda County) was recently argued before the ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and a decision is forthcoming.
NRA is preparing additional legal challenges in San Francisco and Los Angeles regarding gun control ordinances that were not challenged in the current lawsuit. In fact, NRAs lawyers have already placed San Francisco and Los Angeles on notice of pending litigation concerning several other gun banning ordinances. The NRA-led coalition will likely also pursue civil rights actions against California itself as well as several other municipalities to challenge ill-conceived and unconstitutional state and local gun bans in the near future.
"Today is an important victory and a step in the right direction for the residents of San Francisco and for the citizens of California," concluded Cox. NRA will keep up the fight to make sure the Second Amendment is respected throughout the country."
To view the stipulations and other related documents, please visit www.calgunlaws.com.
Find this item at: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=4347
TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
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posted on 01/30/2009 12:52:32 PM PST
To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; goldstategop; CAluvdubya; CyberAnt; Syncro; Citizen James; BurbankKarl; ...
posted on 01/30/2009 12:55:08 PM PST
(Xin loi minh oi)
posted on 01/30/2009 12:55:53 PM PST
Chalk up one for the good guys.
But the next war is looming.
posted on 01/30/2009 12:56:04 PM PST
(Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
I’ve threatened to do this for years. About three weeks ago I joined the NRA for the first time. I hope they can continue to succeed and avoid the liberals’ strong desire to put them out of business.
posted on 01/30/2009 12:58:26 PM PST
Well no wonder. This would have had an effect on every constituent Pelosi has!
posted on 01/30/2009 1:00:06 PM PST
If the gun grabbers can’t win in San Francisco, where can the win?
Obvious answer, Washington, DC. The last thing the 0’s want as they force our country from apathy to dependency is for their dependents to become less dependent. Look for the administration to nationalize the issue and try to disarm all poor people.
posted on 01/30/2009 1:02:47 PM PST
(Illegal Immigration is not about the immigration. Gun control is not about the guns.)
posted on 01/30/2009 1:06:36 PM PST
Naturally the leftist political powers that be will ignore the court decision. But we must not let them get away with it. It’s a fight, every inch of the way and it must never be lost.
posted on 01/30/2009 1:28:23 PM PST
(AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
Of course Feinstein can own weapons.
Feinstein Sweeping the Room with an AK 47.
With her finger on the trigger.
I think this one is aimed at a cop.
posted on 01/30/2009 1:42:35 PM PST
(Ti Ming -- Use Liberally)
Thank you for joining one of America’s premiere civil rights organizations. I wish more people would. And GOA and JFPFO, and, and ...
posted on 01/30/2009 1:53:12 PM PST
(He who has the guns makes the rules)
That NRA membership was money well spent.
posted on 01/30/2009 6:23:20 PM PST
This is great news,
The US Constitution should prevail over all ill-considered violations of individual rights violated by a majority vote.
We should all thank God that America is a Republic, and not a mob-rule democracy.
posted on 02/06/2009 3:05:41 PM PST
(Individual freedom is measurable ... If taxes take all you earn, you are a slave.)
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