ACLU In Nevada Backs Individual Right To Bear Arms


The American Civil Liberties Union in Nevada has declared its support for an individual's right to bear arms, apparently making it the first state affiliate in the nation to buck the national organization's position on the Second Amendment, reports the Las Vegas Sun. The group made its decision after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects the rights of individuals to own handguns.

The New York City-based ACLU disagrees with the Supreme Court ruling, saying in a statement that it interprets the Second Amendment as a collective right to own guns and not an individual one. Gary Peck, executive director of the ACLU of Nevada, said the decision was not political, nor a slap at the national organization.


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