Del. court bars limits on gun in public housing

The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the Wilmington Housing Authority cannot prohibit residents from carrying guns in common areas.

The court unanimously ruled Tuesday that the housing authority's ban on residents carrying firearms in common areas such as lounges, halls, and laundry rooms is not allowed under Delaware's constitution.

The News Journal first reported the ruling.

The case stems from a Federal lawsuit filed in 2010 that challenged W-H-A's outright ban on guns. The housing authority subsequently loosened the policy following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming the Second Amendment rights of individuals.

A Federal judge in Delaware upheld the revised policy in 2012, which allowed residents to own guns for self-defense, but prohibited them from possessing weapons in common areas.

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