The National Rifle Association (NRA) says it will not take back its gun magazine after a federal judge struck it down in a lawsuit.
“The National Rifle Alliance is disappointed that the Supreme Court of Canada has rejected our motion to dismiss the NRA’s lawsuit against the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) on the basis that the plaintiffs’ constitutional challenge is barred by the Second Amendment,” the organization said in a statement Friday.NSSFs lawsuit seeks to ban gun owners from carrying concealed weapons in public and to limit magazines to 10 rounds.
It argues the organization’s legal arguments are invalid because the NRA is not a ‘person,’ which means it cannot have the same rights and privileges that other groups do.”NSS is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to protect and educate Americans about firearms, and to ensure the safety of those who use them,” the NRA said in its statement.
“We are pleased to see the Supreme of Canada rule in NSSF’s favor.”NSS was founded in 1994 and was the first non-governmental gun group to file a federal lawsuit against Ottawa, which is responsible for setting gun laws.
It argued Ottawa’s firearms legislation violated the Constitution and that the organization should be allowed to retain its gun magazines.NATIONAL FIREARMS FOUNDATION (NFF) The National Firearms Foundation is a nonprofit group that represents and promotes the interests of gun owners and gun owners’ groups in the United States.
It was founded by former NRA lobbyist and former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Democrat from Connecticut.
It is affiliated with the National Rifle Assn., the National Association of Manufacturers and other gun-rights groups.
The NFF was created in 2002 and has more than 300,000 members.
In 2016, it registered as a 501(c)(4) under the Internal Revenue Code.
The organization is registered to lobby the U.N. Security Council on behalf of gun-control advocates, according to its website.
The NRA was also represented by attorneys for NFF in its lawsuit against Toronto-based gun store owner David Miller, who was found guilty of possessing a firearm for the purposes of trafficking.
Miller’s trial was postponed to May 2, 2017.
Miller said he plans to appeal.
Miller, who has pleaded not guilty, was fined $3,000 for violating the terms of his sentence.
Miller, along with other owners of firearm-related businesses in the city, had argued that their businesses are not covered by Ontario’s gun laws and should be protected by the government’s new regulations on firearms.
Miller also said his business was a victim of “social Darwinism.”
“I was born and raised in Toronto,” Miller said Friday.
“I feel it’s my right as a citizen of Canada to have a firearm, and I’m trying to do what I can to defend that right.”