NRA-ILA Winter 2021 Litigation Newsletter

NRA-ILA Winter 2021 Litigation Newsletter

NRA-ILA’s Office of Litigation Counsel spent 2021 defending the Second Amendment across the country. As new cases were filed, we continued existing court battles for the benefit of America’s law-abiding gun owners. In addition to this brief summary, updates on NRA-ILA’s efforts to defend America’s first freedom are available on our current litigation page . Supreme Court of the United States NRA-ILA petitioned the Supreme Court to take two cases this term, and filed a supporting brief in a third. In April, the Supreme Court agreed to hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen . This NRA-ILA case challenges New York’s law requiring license applicants to demonstrate a “proper cause” to carry a firearm. This unlawful requirement is regularly used to deprive ordinary Americans in the Empire State of their self-defense rights. The case received 43 supporting amicus briefs , including 176 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 25 U.S. Senators, and 26 Attorneys General. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on November 3 rd , and a decision is likely to arrive during the first half of 2022. The high Court’s ruling will be the first published Second Amendment ruling since it decided McDonald v. Chicago more than a decade ago. Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs, Inc. v. Grewal is another NRA-ILA-backed case challenging a New Jersey statute criminalizing possession of magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds. In April, NRA-ILA asked the Supreme Court to hear the case […]

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