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Posted: 9/13/2010 5:54:42 PM EST

Why won't NRA give proper credit in McDonald case?
August 31st, 2010 10:46 am ET

"What is the NRA thinking?" Tom Gresham asked on last Sunday's Gun Talk Radio Show.

"You know, I've had some problems with NRA in the past," he explained, "but when you start taking credit for what other people are doing, that's over the line."

Tom's guest was Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb, and they were discussing "Victory in Chicago" by NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox, a recapping of the McDonald v Chicago case that resulted in a Supreme Court ruling that the Second Amendment applies not just to the national government, but also to state and local ones.

So what was the problem?

McDonald wasn't NRA's case. It was funded by the Second Amendment Foundation. Nowhere in Cox's piece did he acknowledge that, nor mention lead attorney Alan Gura.

[PVC: I think the NRA's treatment of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has always been shameful. After Hurricane Katrina, both the NRA and SAF sued New Orleans over confiscated guns. The SAF always acknowledged that the NRA was part of the suit. The NRA never reciprocated. If you only read the NRA publications you would have sworn the NRA did it all by themselves. It is rarer than hen's teeth that the NRA even acknowledges the existence of anyone but themselves, much less share any credit with them.]

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 5:58:52 PM EST
I don't know about mcdonald but I know gura described the nra as invaluable in heller despite the initial resistance they offered. I wouldn't be surprised to hear they helped during mcdonald too.

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:09:39 PM EST
NRA's due process argument won, Gura's privileges and immunities argument lost.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:11:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 6:13:00 PM EST by machinisttx]
Originally Posted By MochaJava:
NRA's due process argument won, Gura's privileges and immunities argument lost.

Yet NRA's original case was thrown out.

ETA: And AFAIK, never financed a penny of either the heller or mcdonald cases.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:17:04 PM EST
Live in a parallel universe?
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:23:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 8:24:36 PM EST by lostnswv]
Yeah, that discussion is going to leave a mark for a while.
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