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NRA Gets Reimbursed Court CostsFrom City Attorney in New Orleans

Monday, March 5, 2007

Fairfax, VA—Today, attorneys for the National Rifle Association of America received a check from New Orleans City Attorney Joseph Vincent DiRosa, Jr. who was ordered to pay partial legal fees and costs to NRA’s attorneys for expenses incurred. Mr. DiRosa’s delaying tactics were called "wholly unprofessional" by Federal District Court Judge Carl Barbier. 

While we are grateful for this small payment, we remain steadfast in our belief that the City of New Orleans continues to be in contempt of court and must make every effort possible to return the wrongfully and illegally confiscated firearms to their rightful owners.

Every ruling thus far by the courts has reinforced the fact that the Second Amendment applies to all law-abiding Americans, including law-abiding residents of the City of New Orleans.

This is in direct contradiction to the absurd claims made by the Nagin Administration that the Second Amendment somehow did not apply in New Orleans.

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