This Should Be Fun – NRA Sues San Fran Over Gun Laws

I wonder if this will provide some good comic relief for a couple weeks? SFGate – NRA sues S.F. over guns in public housing

A day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Americans have a constitutional right to possess guns for self-defense, the National Rifle Association sued San Francisco and its Housing Authority for banning firearms in the authority’s public housing.

The NRA filed in federal court Friday on behalf of an unidentified gay man living in Valencia Gardens Housing in the Mission District, who said he keeps a gun in his home for protection against hate crimes even though his Housing Authority lease forbids possession of guns and other weapons.

The suit said the Housing Authority policy was based on a 2007 San Francisco ordinance prohibiting guns on city property. The ordinance applies only to city-owned property such as parks and playgrounds and not to the independently managed, federally funded Housing Authority. But the authority’s interim director, Mirian Saez, said the ban on guns is consistent with city policy and is similar to rules in most such agencies around the nation.

“This lawsuit seeks to restore the rights of those living in public housing to choose to own a gun for sport or to defend their families,” said Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, an organization in Washington state that joined the NRA and the tenant as plaintiffs.

This is hopefully just the tip of the lawsuit iceberg, whereby we take back our Rights as espoused by the 2nd.

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2 Responses to “This Should Be Fun – NRA Sues San Fran Over Gun Laws”

  1. Silke says:

    How sad that the man on whose behalf the NRA filed this lawsuit feels he needs to own a gun for protection simply because he is gay.

  2. It is, isn’t it? And in San Francisco, too boot.

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