SAF Sues Georgia County, Judge Asserting Deprivation of Rights

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The Second Amendment Foundation is pursuing legal action against Cherokee County and Probate Court Judge Keith Wood.

Bellevue, WA -(AmmoLand.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation and Firearms Policy Coalition today filed suit in federal district court in Georgia, in a case alleging Cherokee County and Probate Court Judge Keith Wood have violated the constitutional rights of citizens by ordering that the county would not accept applications for Weapons Carry Licenses during the coronavirus outbreak.

SAF and FPC filed the action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, on behalf of one of their members, Lisa Walters. According to the 16-page federal complaint, Walters’ husband contacted the probate court several days ago to inquire about her ability to obtain a carry license. The county informed Walters’ husband that the order to not accept license applications will remain in effect.

The case is known as Walters v. Wood. Plaintiffs are represented by attorney Adam Kraut of Sacramento, Calif.

“This is the most recent in a series of legal actions we’ve had to file around the country,” noted SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, “because we’ve discovered that some officials have arbitrarily decided the COVID-19 crisis allows them to suspend the Constitutional rights of the citizens they serve. We’ve been stunned by this pattern because such actions are not permitted by the Constitution. Authorities may not, by decree or otherwise, enact or enforce a suspension or deprivation of constitutional liberties.”

FPC President Brandon Combs concurred, stating,

“The Constitution explicitly protects the fundamental human right to bear arms, especially for self-defense. Governments cannot eliminate the right of law-abiding adults to
carry handguns for self-defense in public, which is all the more pertinent in these troubled times. As the Supreme Court has already explained, the Constitution’s guarantee of the right to bear arms is especially important for self-defense in case of confrontation, and individuals must be allowed to exercise their rights outside their home.”



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The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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Ej harbet

They disarm the ones who most need armed self defense! Despicable! May counselor kraut devour them!

Laddyboy

Can someone with authority explain this to the CONTROLLERS and state police of Maryland: “The Constitution explicitly protects the fundamental human right to bear arms, especially for self-defense. Governments cannot eliminate the right of law-abiding adults to
carry handguns for self-defense in public, which is all the more pertinent in these troubled times. As the Supreme Court has already explained, the Constitution’s guarantee of the right to bear arms is especially important for self-defense in case of confrontation, and individuals must be allowed to exercise their rights outside their home.”
Maryland IS STILL a “MAY (not) ISSUE” state!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doszap

Joined them yesterday, GOA for years,used to send NRA a lot, BUT no more due to GROSS mismanagement of LaPierre and the $$$$$$$$$ he pays himself.
the Second Amendment Foundation and GOA, and this group are GTG.

Luv2shoot

All gun owners should support SAF and GOA. Let’s start suing all these liberal basturds to regain our constitutional
Rights.

Doszap

Since the Covid scam has been foisted on the US,all government officilas have HABITUALLY been making laws that are ILLEGAL As Hell and are breaking the laws by doing so. U.S.C. Code Section : 241& 242 are explicit on OUR rights UNITED STATES CODE TITLE 18 – CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE PART I – CRIMES CHAPTER 13 – CIVIL RIGHTS § 241. Conspiracy against rights If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any inhabitant of any State, Territory, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by… Read more »

Wild Bill

@Doz, And those same officials have skipped the legislative process and just gave Unconstitutional orders, too! This is a great opportunity to file cases, based upon these obviously unconstitutional orders, that will go to the S. Ct.
People in several states are demonstrating and telling the petty tyrants, “We will not comply.” County sheriffs all over the country are telling the petty tyrants “We will not enforce.” Things are beginning to go our way!

Knute

To be fair, Hannity isn’t the only one. Just one of the few (perhaps the only…) with balls enough to pin his treachery on his clothing openly.
https://theduran.com/the-cia-and-deep-state-have-controlled-us-media-and-hollywood-for-decades/
and etc, there are thousands of examples, including their own admissions:
https://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/05/11/declassified-cia-documents-shows-agencies-control-over-mainstream-media-academia/

buzzsaw

Georgia Carry has also filed a couple of similar lawsuits. One in this same court involving Fulton County (Atlanta), and another one in the Superior Court of Hall County.