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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Virginia Attorney General Mims Joins in Support of Incorporation Brief

Attorney General Bill Mims has joined 32 other states attorneys general in an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari in the case of NRA v. Chicago and hold that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The Seventh Circuit recently ruled that precedent bound it from holding in favor of incorporation of the Second Amendment in the NRA law suit against Chicago and Oak Park, IL, challenging their handgun ban. However, a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Nordyke v. King, found that those cases don't prevent the Second Amendment from applying to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.

Stay tuned for news on how VSSA will be involved in this very important case.

Kudos to Attorney General Mims for joining in this amicus brief and supporting law abiding gun owners.

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