Gun Group Proceeding Forward with Lawsuit Against Sandpoint Idaho

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Gun Group Proceeding Forward with Lawsuit Against Sandpoint Idaho

Sandpoint Idaho – -(AmmoLand.com)- It's come to this.

The city of Sandpoint has refused to comply with state law and is allowing a private party to infringe on your gun rights on public property!

Sandpoint's city attorney sent us a letter informing gun owners that they do NOT intend to change course. This decision has led the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance to file suit against the city for violation of the Idaho Constitution, the U.S. Constitution, and Idaho's preemption statute.

While this particular case deals with the city of Sandpoint, it will likely have a lasting impact on all Idahoans.

We need your help to make this lawsuit possible, and we'll get to that in just a moment.

First, let's remind gun owners exactly what is happening in Sandpoint.

Last month an event called the “Festival at Sandpoint” was held at War Memorial Field. The park is public property owned by the city of Sandpoint.

Idaho's Preemption Statute prohibits cities and counties from regulating the possession of firearms on public property.

The city is claiming that because the Festival at Sandpoint is run by a private party, the city isn't the ones banning weapons. They are however allowing it to happen.

The Sandpoint attorney is claiming that because they lease the property to a private party, the private party can violate your rights on public property.

The ISAA contends that if the city does not have the authority to regulate the possession of firearms on public property, they can't give a private entity the ability to do it.

If the Festival at Sandpoint wishes to ban firearms from their event, they must find a private venue to do it.

ISAA Member and 2nd Amendment advocate Scott Herndon attended the event and attempted to enter with his firearm. He was denied entry by security and will be the primary plaintiff in the suit against Sandpoint.

That brings us back to where we are currently with this issue.

The ISAA and Mr. Herndon will be represented by Alexandria Kincaid with Alex Kincaid Law.

In order for the ISAA to move forward with the suit, we must come up with a $10,000 retainer fee. Mrs. Kincaid intends to do her work for as little as possible (some of it for free) but needs to ensure that she can pay her staff and cover other expenditures necessary for the suit.

Mrs. Kincaid has graciously offered to cut her expenditures as much as possible and we appreciate her love for the 2nd Amendment and her desire to help gun owners on this case.

The goal again is to raise $10,000 for the initial retainer fee. We have already raised $660 but need gun owners to step up big time to make this happen.

Would you be so kind as to help the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance in this fight?

Please consider a generous donation to help propel our case forward.

The ISAA will always stand ready to do whatever is necessary to hold our government accountable.

We are proud that you are willing to stand with us.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support.

For Freedom,

Greg Pruett
President
Idaho Second Amendment Alliance


Idaho Second Amendment AllianceAbout Idaho Second Amendment Alliance:

Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms through an aggressive grassroots program designed to mobilize public opposition to the anti-gun legislation.
Our website can be located at www.idahosaa.org.

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Phil1979
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Phil1979

Scott and Greg, good luck with your lawsuit. Georgia Carry and I are the plaintiffs in a similar suit against Atlanta Botanical Garden that’s now at the Georgia Supreme Court. The Garden is on leased public property that’s part of Piedmont Park.

Phelpsb
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Phelpsb

I believe guns should be allowed but I also feel that the states and government supply all security at their cost instead of having private parties/event planners supply/ pay for the security.

USMC0351Grunt
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@Phelpsb, it’s up to the promoter / producer of an event to supply their own security as it is their expenditure not the citizens’. However, they must also comply with city, county, state and federal statutes, thereby violating an individual 2nd Amendment right on public owned property.

Netsrfr
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Netsrfr

It’s a private event and should be handled accordingly. Regardless if it’s an invitation only event, such as a wedding, paid admission event, or a free event a private entity is responsible for their own rule enforcement. Sandpoint did not establish a ban on firearms and you can open carry into the park today. If Sandpoint denied a reservation to host an event because it was known attendees would carry firearms that would be a gross constitutional violation and a lawsuit would be more than justified. I don’t see the case here but I would like to know when they… Read more »

Circle8
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Circle8

Since when does the person leasing property have the ability to override state law? You lease property within state regulations including laws and then you MAY be allowed to add on further restrictions. Can you rent a building, install a cafe and restrict customers based on race, sex or religion? According to the warped brain of the city attorney the answer would be yes. WRONG! Sandpoint’s idea must be if the state law prohibits prostitution a person could rent a house and run a brothel because this city attorney thinks a private citizen/organization supersedes state law. Where did he/she/it go… Read more »

MICHAEL J
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MICHAEL J

Good for them, lawsuits are the only thing keeping these vipers in check but we’re still losing ground. Looks like the left has infiltrated Idaho.

USMC0351Grunt
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@Michael J, so you are going to make a monthly auto pay donation to support the lawsuit?

Chris Mallory
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Chris Mallory

So if the ISAA rented/leased the park for a festival and the Mad Moms wanted to set up a table or to parade through the park with anti 2nd Amendment signs, the ISAA would allow it?

Does the park allow firearms at times when the festival is not in operation?

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Sue the [email protected] out of them. They deserve it. As for the rest of us who have to put up with governmental insanity, we just carry anyway. Civilly disobedient but righteous. These days, it is just common sense to carry. Arm up, carry on.

Vanns40
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Vanns40

Saying “sue the crap out of them” doesn’t help a bit. Hitting the donate button as I’m about to and even giving $10 does help!

Clamper24
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Clamper24

When Mr. Herndon has put up $5,000 then I’ll make a donation.

Wesman78
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Wesman78

Maybe he doesn’t have money, but he certainly has standing because they were denying him his civil rights. If you don’t want to help advance our 2nd amendment rights then don’t, but many people are having a difficult time financially. If this case is won we can make sure others are not denied their rights in the future.

USMC0351Grunt
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@Wesman78, so you are going to make a monthly auto pay donation to support the lawsuit?

USMC0351Grunt
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@Clamper24, so, if SHTF, you’re only going to pitch in after we win half the war?

USMC0351Grunt
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@Deplorable Bill so you are going to make a monthly auto pay donation to support the lawsuit?