Critical Lawsuits Where NRA-ILA is Leading the Battle

Critical Lawsuits Where NRA-ILA is Leading the Battle

While most American gun owners know that NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is at the tip of the spear when it comes to lobbying against legislative assaults on the Second Amendment, many are unaware of the countless hundreds of hours NRA-ILA devotes to another battleground: America’s judicial system. NRA-ILA’s recent Spring Litigation Newsletter highlighted dozens of lawsuits in which the organization is involved, including four that seem especially critical at this point in the history of our republic. ILA petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take two cases this term, and the high court actually decided to take one of them, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen . In that important case, ILA is challenging New York’s requirement that applicants demonstrate “proper cause” to carry a firearm. Interestingly, 23 state attorneys general from around the nation filed an amicus brief in support of the petition. “This requirement is regularly used to deprive ordinary Americans in the Empire State of their rights,” NRA-ILA wrote in the newsletter. “It has been over a decade since the Supreme Court ruled on a Second Amendment case. It’s hard to overstate how important this case is. This case has ramifications in not only New York, but throughout the entire country.” ILA is also fighting in the courtroom to overturn magazine-capacity limits instituted in California in the case Duncan v. Becerra . That case involving California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds has had more twists and turns […]

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