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NRA Settles San Francisco Housing Authority Gun Ban Lawsuit

Friday, January 16, 2009

A federal lawsuit filed by NRA to challenge a San Francisco Housing Authority ban on firearms in public housing has been settled. 

NRA sued the housing authority following last summer's historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller that found that the Second Amendment right is exercised individually and belongs to all Americans. 

Under the settlement, signed by U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson on Monday, the agency will no longer enforce a 2005 rule that prohibited the otherwise legal possession of guns and ammunition in public housing units. 

The Housing Authority signed off on the measure and has agreed to allow its residents to own guns. 

In papers filed this week with a federal judge, the Housing Authority agreed not to enforce a provision it had added to tenant leases in 2005, which prohibited the otherwise legal possession of firearms and ammunition (illegal ownership--such as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon--is still prohibited). 

The San Francisco decision follows similar repeals by several jurisdictions around the country.   Rest assured that NRA will continue to vigorously pursue legal action any place in the country where the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans are denied in defiance of the Supreme Court's ruling. 

NRA was joined in the housing authority lawsuit by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
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