Inwood, WV (PRWEB) December 24, 2008
EFI, LLC is pleased to announce that it will be producing rifles commemorating the 2008 landmark United States Supreme Court decision in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller. The Supreme Court ruled in Dick Heller's favor, finding that the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution protects an individual right to keep and bear arms and that a complete ban on handguns is unconstitutional.
"I'm flattered that EFI, one of the best manufacturers of precision rifles, is working to raise funds for us," said Mr. Heller. Money raised from the sale of the commemorative rifles will help support the Heller Foundation formed after the historic June 26 decision, and the U.S. Bill of Rights Foundation, formed several years ago by Dane von Breichenruchardt. The foundations are raising funds to defray the significant costs of litigation to overturn the onerous firearm restrictions recently passed by the Washington, DC City Council. Both foundations are not for profit organizations.
"Winning the first Heller case signaled the start of a very long race. Fully regaining our gun rights will be a marathon, not a sprint, and we'll need a lot of help and support along the way," said Mr. von Breichenruchardt.
After the Supreme Court's ruling the Washington DC City Council amended the District's firearm regulations. The new regulations:
- Limit residents to registering one handgun every 30 days,
- Require training prior to registering a firearm,
- Requires handguns to be re-registered every three years,
- Prohibit the registration of handguns that are not listed on California's Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale,
- Ban handguns manufactured after January 1, 2011 that do not have microstamping technology, and
- Prohibit the registration of semi-automatic rifles.
Future Heller cases will be crafted to overturn these onerous and blatantly unconstitutional restrictions.
"During the first Heller case I know many people who wanted to help," said Melinda Meador, President of EFI, LLC and a long-time Second Amendment activist. "Now gun owners can play a part in future wins. Also, overturning these laws in DC on Second Amendment grounds means that they will fall nationwide."
"I'm honored to be a part of such a historic opportunity," added Mike Meador, Vice President of Operations at EFI, LLC. "Dick and Dane have given so much for our rights. We now have a chance to return their gift and to show our appreciation for their accomplishments. Our partners include Jerry Stiller, who supplies the actions for our Precision Strike rifles, and Mike Rock of Rock Creek Barrels. Jerry and Mike are both incredibly enthusiastic about this project, and they are looking forward to helping restore our Second Amendment Rights as the Founding Fathers intended."
EFI, LLC will engrave Dick Heller's signature, accented with gold, on its Precision Strike and Rapid Strike rifles. Only 25 of the commemorative Signature Gold series for each rifle line will be sold. The Signature Gold rifles will also be personally signed by Dick Heller and will include a wall-mountable display case, an airline-approved hard case, bipod, scope, and Certificate of Authenticity signed by Mr. Heller. Purchasers of the Signature Gold rifles will also have the chance to meet Dick Heller and Dane von Breichenruchardt at a private event to be held at Storm Mountain Training Center.
EFI, LLC will produce the Signature Silver series of rifles for a limited time period. These rifles will be stamped with Dick Heller's signature and accented with silver. Like the Signature Gold rifles, the Signature Silver Series will also come with an airline-approved hard case, bipod, scope, and Certificate of Authenticity signed by Mr. Heller.
"When Mike approached me with this idea, I immediately agreed," said Mr. Heller. "Not only will this help us win future cases, but on a more personal level, it's humbling to think that the rifles that I sign may be collector's items one day."
EFI, LLC, a woman-owned small business located in Inwood, WV, is a firearm manufacturer that specializes in custom, highly accurate handguns and rifles for competition shooters, law-enforcement, and military applications. It also offers gunsmithing, refinishing, and restoration services for most firearms, including those regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934.