The National Rifle Association on Friday began its courthouse campaign to extend the Second Amendment in order to restrict gun control laws in San Francisco, Chicago and three Chicago suburbs.  As noted in a press release, the Association sought in all five lawsuits to have the Second Amendment incorporated into the Fourteenth Amendment, so that it would apply other than to the federal government.  The lawsuits followed by one day the Supreme Court’s ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller (07-290), declaring an individual right to have a gun in a home for self-defense.

The press release provides a link to the California case (Guy Montag Doe, et al., v. San Francisco Housing Authority, et al., District Court Northern Division docket 08-3112).  That lawsuit challenges a local law and lease provisions barring guns by residents of public housing in the city.

The Association did not provide a link to the lawsuits challenging handgun bans in Chicago and the suburban communities of Evanston, Morton Grove, and Oak Park.

On Thursday, a lawsuit was filed by others to challenge the Chicago handgun law, as described in this post.

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