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Which Cases are Accepted

The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund supports litigation involving significant issues relating to the right to keep and bear arms.

There is a board review and approval process for determining which cases are funded. Cases presenting compelling unsettled or new issues of law are of special interest.

Areas of Funding Interest

  • Legal defense of persons charged with criminal violations of federal, state, and local laws that prohibit the acquisition or possession of firearms by peaceful and honest Americans
  • Legal challenges to federal, state, and local laws that prohibit a law-abiding citizen or class of citizens from possessing or using firearms
  • Legal challenges to unlawful forfeitures of firearms seized by federal, state, or local authorities in violation of the Fifth or Fourteenth Amendments
  • Lawsuits against federal, state, and local authorities who, while enforcing unfair gun laws, violate citizens' constitutional or civil rights
  • Legal challenges to administrative interpretations of federal, state, and local laws that infringe the right to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the Common Law, the Constitution of the United States, or the constitutions of various states
  • Legal challenges to administrative actions denying or restricting a citizen's right to possess or carry firearms.

Learn More About the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund

Browse through the site to discover how the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund has provided millions of dollars in support of cases involving individuals and organizations defending the individual right to keep and bear arms and to support legal research and education

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