A section in the handbook requiring that tenants must â€œnot possess explosives, firearms or flammable material on NHAâ€™s property,â€ will be removed, Detwiler told the Caesar Rodney Institute Wednesday morning.
Detwiler, who is nearing the end of his six-year term as commissioner, said NHA executive director Marene Jordan is â€œlooking to change the pamphlet a soon as possible.â€
Meanwhile, Detwiler said, NHA residents may possess firearms, â€œas long as theyâ€™re legal.â€
â€œIt should be an absolute moot issue in the near future,â€ Detwiler said. â€œThe handbook was misleading. I think the previous executive director made up that policy. I do believe it is my constitutional right [to own firearms]. I support my Constitution.â€
Jordan did not immediately return calls seeking comment
Gun bans at the Newark Housing Authority, along with the Delaware State Housing Authority and those in Wilmington and Dover are the subject of an ongoing series by the Caesar Rodney Institute.
After the series was published, the National Rifle Association informed the housing authorities they would take legal action if the unconstitutional gun bans were not immediately withdrawn.
I will continue to laugh at those who say Heller was a loss or didn’t mean anything. Now all it takes to get an unconstitutional gun ban out the door is a sharply worded letter. That wouldn’t have been possible without the Supreme Court ruling.