Skip to comments.Second Amendment Foundation Warns Alabama City, Forego Gun Regulations Or Face Lawsuit
Posted on 03/01/2013 11:34:14 AM PST by EXCH54FE
BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation has warned the City of Guntersville, Ala. to drop its effort to pass an emergency citizen disarmament ordinance or face legal action.
Guntersville Mayor Leigh Dollar is reportedly working on a proposal to be discussed at the city councils March 4 2012 meeting that would allow police to confiscate firearms from allegedly unruly citizens during an emergency, such as the aftermath of a storm.
The city of Guntersville has no legal authority to adopt or enforce such an ordinance, said SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb in a letter to Guntersville City Attorney Dan Warnes.
He also asserted that the citys existing tax on firearms dealers and a prohibition on carrying firearms at farmers markets are also violations of state law.
Last year, SAF launched a pilot project in two states that calls attention to local ordinances that are in violation of state laws. The organization has gotten very good cooperation from communities in Virginia and Washington state, with but one exception. The City of Oak Harbor, Wash. initially balked at repealing a decades-old ban on guns in city parks, until SAF threatened a lawsuit and inspired a huge public turnout at a council meeting in January, resulting in the ordinances repeal.
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New Orleans was a poster child for how not to do things in an emergency. In Mississippi, many of us open carried for a while despite it being a no-no. No guff or problems and the potential looters took note. I had my .357 on my hip when a Trooper drove by and he just touched the brim of his hat and drove on.
Here’s the thing-don’t sue the town, sue the individual politicians for violating your 2nd amendment rights. This must be the case every time going forward. When it starts coming out of their pockets instead of the taxpayers pockets some of these idiots may just think twice before acting stupid.
I'm sad to tell you that most Public Officials liability policies cover the town/city/county and the officials as individuals while acting in their official capacity. About the only exception is felony conduct.
isn’t violating some one’s constitutional rights a felonious act?