Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Spearheads Effort On Amicus Brief Supporting Second Amendment Incorporation Please Thank Attorney General Greg Abbott!A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rejected two Second Amendment challenges to local handgun bans. This week, two-thirds of the nation’s attorneys general signed onto and filed an amicus brief, or "friend of the court" brief, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of NRA v. Chicago and address conflicting appellate court rulings on whether the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments through the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The issue of "incorporation", or application of the Second Amendment to the states, was not addressed in the Heller case. This bi-partisan group of 33 attorneys general, along with the Attorney General of California in a separate filing, supports NRA’s position that the Second Amendment protects a fundamental individual right to keep and bear arms and that it should be incorporated to the states via the Fourteenth Amendment. Your Attorney General, Greg Abbott, served as the lead attorney on this brief, authoring it and recruiting two-thirds of his colleagues across the country to sign on as well. Please email General Abbott at firstname.lastname@example.org and thank him for his leadership role in the fight to protect our Second Amendment rights!