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.
Documents in this case:
- NRA Complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief
- Memorandum In Support Of Motion For Temporary Restraining Order And Preliminary Injunction
- Consent Order For Temporary Restraining Order
- Motion to Hold Ray Nagin In Contempt For Violation of Consent Order
- Memorandum In Opposition To Defendant's Motion to Dismiss
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military.