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NRA Supports Suit Against DCHA

Friday, July 22, 2011

Current District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) rules forbid law-abiding residents from owning a firearm for any lawful purpose. The National Rifle Association (NRA) is supporting and financing a lawsuit to challenge this policy. The case is Scott v. District of Columbia Housing Authority.

DCHA residents, just like all Americans, have a fundamental, individual right to keep firearms in their homes for self-defense. This right, affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in its landmark Heller and McDonald decisions, is guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Denying anyone a basic right based on their zip code or tax bracket is unacceptable.

The NRA will continue our fight to ensure that all law-abiding Americans can fully exercise their constitutional freedoms. The NRA has successfully challenged a similar ban on firearms in public housing in San Francisco and is currently challenging one in Delaware.

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