Wednesday, January 14, 2009

S.F. Housing Authority agrees to let tenants own guns

They blinked.

The San Francisco Housing Authority has agreed to allow its residents to own guns in a settlement of a National Rifle Association lawsuit that followed last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right to bear arms.
In papers filed Monday with a federal judge, the Housing Authority agreed not to enforce a provision it added to tenant leases in 2005 prohibiting the possession of guns and ammunition. The ban will now apply only to illegal gun ownership, like possession of a machine gun or possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

I have to say I'm a little disappointed. I was hoping for more precedent, possibly incorporation of the Second Amendment. It should come in time, though.

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