Lawsuit Filed Against Jackson Mayor’s Illegal Open Carry Gun Ban

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The Mississippi Justice Institute filed a lawsuit on behalf of State Rep. Dana Criswell.

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The Mississippi Justice Institute, a non-profit constitutional litigation center, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of pro-Second Amendment State Rep. Dana Criswell (R-Mount Olive) against Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's executive order prohibiting the open carry of firearms in the city.  This legal action, filed in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Mississippi, challenges both the constitutionality and legality of the mayor's open carry ban.  Your NRA-ILA reported earlier this week that the mayor's actions violate both the Mississippi Constitution's right to keep and bear arms provision and the state firearms preemption law.  As this goes to press, the judge in the case had called for an emergency hearing to take place today!

Even the Jackson City Council last night voted unanimously in favor of a resolution opposing the mayor's executive order, citing concerns that he did not seek input of the Council prior to announcing the ban, that he likely overstepped his legal authority as mayor, and that he unnecessarily and unwisely involved the city in litigation, wasting taxpayer dollars.

Mayor Lumumba's open carry ban is set to expire on April 30, but it is possible that he could attempt to continue this political charade and extend his order.

NRA-ILA will report to you on how the situation in Jackson evolves.


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joefoam
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joefoam

Can we have the Mayor be held personally responsible for the legal fees? That would make him, and all his petty tyrant buddies, think twice about issuing EOs like this.

JPM
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JPM

When anyone at any level of government votes for, implements or enforces ANY unconstitutional law, they should be held accountable not just by civil suits, but by censure, dismissal, fines and jail time . As it stands in America today, anything goes for any politician, including creating and enforcing unconstitutional laws and regulations and they are applied until ruled null and void by the Supreme Court (which takes years), or occasionally by a lower court. In the meantime, the abuse of the Constitution continues unabated for years. Until Congress, the Senate, Federal Agencies, governors, mayors and county commissioners are held… Read more »

Camotim
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Camotim

Another Democrat Nazi Dictator treats the 2A las a dog treats a fire hydrant.

Cruiser
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Cruiser

What’s so hard to understand? If a law or “executive order” contradicts the constitution in any way,it should be nullified period. There should be no need to have to file suit to get it struck down.

Shame on any Gun Owner who votes Democrat.