The SAF, billed as the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms, filed the suit on behalf of county resident Ronald G. Winbigler.
Mr. Winbigler is a physically disabled former police officer and the file details his desire to own handgun in his residence for self-defense purposes. SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb said of the case:
“Ron Winbigler faces the same dilemma so many other residents of government-subsidized public housing face. He wants a firearm for self-defense, but he risks losing a place to live because of bureaucratic political correctness. As a police officer, he consistently trained and repeatedly qualified in the safe use and handling of firearms, and because of his experience, he understands the threat of crime.”
“It is astonishing that in Illinois of all places, government entities would continue to interfere with the Second Amendment rights of citizens, after our Supreme Court victory in the McDonald case almost two years ago…. Mr. Winbigler and people like him deserve the full protection of the Constitution, especially if they live in subsidized public housing.”
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