The NRA has filed its brief with the United States Supreme Court for the McDonald v. Chicago case, which involves a challenge to Chicago’s handgun ban under the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution. The NRA’s press release, and a link to their brief, can be seen below:
NRA Files Brief in McDonald v. Chicago
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
On November 16, the NRA filed its brief with the U.S. Supreme Court as Respondent in Support of Petitioner in McDonald v. City of Chicago. The NRA brief asks the U.S. Supreme Court to hold that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments through the Fourteenth Amendment.
In September, the Supreme Court agreed to consider the McDonald case, on appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. That court incorrectly claimed that prior Supreme Court precedent prevented it from holding in favor of incorporation of the Second Amendment. As we argued at the time, the Seventh Circuit should have followed the lead of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Nordyke v. King, which found that Supreme Court precedent does not prevent the Second Amendment from applying to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.
As a party in McDonald, the NRA is actively involved in this case and we believe the brief makes a clear and strong case in favor of incorporation of the Second Amendment. Read the brief here: http://www.nraila.org/pdfs/NRA08-1521.pdf