NRA Pushes Supreme Court to Take On Gun Rights Case

NRA Pushes Supreme Court to Take On Gun Rights Case

( – The Second Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees citizens the right to bear arms, but many Conservatives feel states have tried to infringe on that right. When that happens, a national firearm group steps in to push back.

National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) asked the US Supreme Court to hear its case challenging a California law banning high-capacity ammunition gun magazines. The groups’ petition states this legislation violates the Second Amendment. In a March 1 press release, the executive director of the NRA-ILA, Jason Ouimet, said the magazines are common because they offer better defense against violent attacks.

The press release also states the group won an appeal against the state in 2019, and a three-judge panel also declared it unconstitutional after the state appealed in 2020. Then, in 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ban. In its judgment, the court ruled the law doesn’t ban a firearm and would not interfere with citizens’ self-defense abilities.

The case marks the second the NRA-ILA has brought to the Supreme Court in two years. The other was against a New Jersey law on magazines and is still pending.

Ouimet encouraged the Justices to use their authority to make a clear decision on the Second Amendment. He said the Court could “set the record straight” and make sure lawmakers can’t infringe on gun owners’ rights again.

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