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10 rounds of ammo in self-defense situations. In other words,
California argued that rarely occurring events justified its
authority to ban the magazines, but the ban was trivial because
law-abiding citizens rarely need 10 rounds of ammo to defend
themselves. Judge VanDyke then accused California's counsel
of making a " heads we win, tails you lose " argument by " using
rarity in two different ways. "
Another highlight was when the plaintiffs' attorney rattled
off facts about the historical prevalence of " large capacity
magazines. " She noted that the Winchester Model 1866
rifle had a 17-round capacity. It was a very common rifle on
the market the same year that the Fourteenth Amendment
was ratified, thereby incorporating the Second Amendment
against the states. The fact that the Winchester 1866 and other
firearms that held more than 10 rounds of ammunition were so
prevalent at the time serves as a strong indication that those
arms are protected by the Second Amendment.
NRA APPEALS RULING
IN FLORIDA AGERESTRICTION
CASE
O
n July 7, NRA-ILA appealed a federal judge's ruling that
begrudgingly upheld the state's ban on transferring
firearms to young adults between the ages of 18 to 20.
The NRA is pursuing the appeal to the United States Court of
Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to protect the constitutionally
guaranteed rights of all law-abiding adults.
There is no question that 18- to 20-year-olds are adults
in the eyes of the law and the Constitution. To deny those
younger adults their rights because of the actions of criminals is
nothing less than political discrimination, and it is inconsistent
with the Heller decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court. The
district judge agreed this was unfair but ruled that his hands
were tied by Eleventh Circuit precedent.
The judge explained he had to rule the way that he did,
but expressed dismay at the unfortunate balance that this
decision will create. Under the existing Florida law, 18- to
20-year-olds can legally acquire a firearm with the assistance
of parents or other relatives. This creates a situation where
individuals who do not have family members to assist them
are unable to exercise their Second Amendment rights at all.
The judge highlighted this disparity by asking, " why should the
20-year-old single mother living on her own be unable to obtain
a firearm for self-defense when a 20-year-old living with their
parents can easily obtain one? "
The judge also questioned the " Second Amendment
framework that finds certain persons or activities either
protected or entirely unprotected, " and stated that " this
Court sees no reason why the Second Amendment, unlike
other fundamental rights, should be an all or nothing affair. "
Additionally, the judge stated that if the court " were writing
on a 'blankish' slate ... it would subject the Act to a more
searching inquiry. "
The case is titled NRA v. Swearingen.
IN MEMORY NRA-ILA CONTRIBUTIONS
June 1-30, 2021
Keith Evans, Forty Fort, PA (from: Bruce Evans); Harry R. Cross, Jupiter, FL (from: Betty Baybutt);
Ronnie Strong, Sardinia, OH (from: Helen Strong); Gerry Hagle, Dansville, NY (from: Springwater
Rod and Gun Club); Roger V. Wiest, Sunbury, PA (from: Gary, Carol, and Kyle Troutman ).
Creed Fisher
Is
W
ith NRA's Annual Meetings
happening in Houston this
year, there's no one more appropriate to spotlight
this month than Texas' own Creed Fisher. After listening to
his music, you might think Creed was born with a guitar in
his hand. He, however, will tell you that music found him.
With 11 albums under his belt and hits including " This Place
Called USA " and " Life of a Workin' Man, " he's earned a
legion of fans who appreciate the music for what it is. " His
lyrics are comfortable, his story genuine, his spirit humble
and his talent undeniable, " said one music critic turned
fan. And as good as his albums are, the best way to know
Creed's music is to experience his incredible live show. NRA
Country's Vanessa Shahidi took a few moments away from
planning Annual Meetings to interview Creed.
VS: Do you have a favorite personal firearm?
CF: I love my Glock. The grip, its design and overall just the
way it shoots. It has a great mixture of power and sleekness.
VS: What are some of your best outdoor memories?
CF: To be honest, just going down to the river at night with
my dad and trying to put up a tent in the dark.
VS: As you think about all of the places you've been
while touring, is there anything in particular that makes
you feel proud to be an American?
CF: What makes me most proud of our country are the vets.
The sacrifice they've made, and how my music has touched
and affected their lives, that makes me truly proud to do
what I do. Other than that, I always love walking out to the
stage and hearing people chanting my name. As I come up
onto the stage, I love looking out to a large crowd full of
fans waving the American flag.
VS: You have a new album coming out, right?
CF: Yes, my newest album " Whiskey and the Dog " is out
September 3rd. I've never been more excited about an
album, and I think the fans will really like it because it's so real.
You'll find I'm not afraid to say things that others won't say. I
have three songs in particular that I'm pumped about: " This
Town. " " The Good Ol' US of A " and " High on the Bottle. "
Visit creedfisher.net to learn more about the talented artist
and stay informed on the latest Creed Fisher news.
NRA Country is a lifestyle and a bond between the
country music community and hard-working Americans
everywhere. It's powered by pride, freedom, love of
country, respect for the military, and the responsibilities of
protecting the great American life. Visit nracountry.com
and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Photo by Sabrina Schmidt
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