Court OKs Lawsuit Challenging Post-Office Gun Ban
NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- A federal judge in Denver has allowed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Postal Service's ban on guns in post offices to go forward, the Denver Post reports.
A Colorado couple filed the lawsuit last year, saying the ban violates their Second Amendment rights.
Avon residents Debbie and Tab Bonidy filed the lawsuit last year, saying the ban violates their Second Amendment rights.
The Bonidys say they carry handguns for self-defense and both hold concealed-carry permits, and they do not receive mail service at their remote home.
They say the ban, which prohibits carrying guns both in post offices and in their parking lots, makes it impossible for them to pick up their mail.James Manley, an attorney at the Mountain States Legal Foundation who represents both the Bonidys and the National Association for Gun Rights in the lawsuit, said the case could have a nationwide impact.
“This is a situation that hasn't been challenged before, where you have members of the general public who want to exercise their right to carry,” Manley said.
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