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Doe v. Wilmington Housing Authority, Challenging the Housing Authority's Ban on Gun Possession by Tenants, Changed Significantly

Monday, June 24, 2013

Doe v. Wilmington Housing Authority, challenging the housing authority’s ban on gun possession by tenants, changed significantly when the authority rescinded the total ban and replaced it with onerous regulations on gun possession outside tenants’ residential units. The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware upheld those regulations, but an appeal is now pending in which challenges to those restrictions are pursued under Delaware’s state constitutional provision protecting the right to keep and bear arms. The NRA-supported plaintiffs are now seeking certification to the Delaware Supreme Court, which would be asked to decide whether the state constitutional provision provides broader protection than the Second Amendment.

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