Gun-Rights Groups File Lawsuit Against Nebraska Over Concealed Carry Gun Law
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two gun–rights groups are suing to force Nebraska to change
a state law that bars immigrants from obtaining permits to carry concealed
The Second Amendment Foundation and the Nebraska Firearms
Owners Association have sued Nebraska officials on behalf of Carlos Nino De
Rivera Lajous, a 68–year–old Mexican man who has been legally living in Lincoln
since 1990. The lawsuit says the state's denial of a concealed–carry permit to
Lajous violates federal constitutional rights to equal protection and to bear
The lawsuit, filed Monday in Lincoln's federal court, is
seeking an injunction to keep the part of the law requiring U.S. citizenship for
a concealed–carry permit from being enforced.
On Saturday, a federal judge in New Mexico issued a
temporary injunction to stop a similar practice there.