NSSF filed a friend-of-the court brief in support of the NRA‘s petition before the Supreme Court of the Unites States in the case of National Rifle Association of America Inc., et. al v. City of Chicago, Illinois, et. al., which asks the Supreme Court to rule that the Second Amendment is a fundamental right and applies to the states, not just the federal government. The NSSF brief traces our nation’s hunting, shooting sports and firearms freedoms, including the use of firearms for self defense, going back to the founding of our nation. Last month, a federal appellate court upheld Chicago’s draconian gun ban, leaving for the Supreme Court to resolve the question left open in last year’s Heller decision: whether the individual right the Supreme Court said in Heller the Second Amendment enshrines and protects is a fundamental right that also applies to the states.