Omaha Sued Over Gun Law

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Mexican national and two gun-rights organizations have sued the city of Omaha over its ordinance prohibiting legal resident immigrants who are not U.S. citizens from possessing handguns.

Armando Pliego Gonzalez, of Omaha, the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association and the Second Amendment Foundation filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Nebraska's U.S. District Court. The lawsuit says Gonzalez was denied a permit to register a handgun by the Omaha Police Department because he is not a U.S. citizen, in accordance with the Omaha ordinance.

The lawsuit asks a judge to declare the citizenship requirement unconstitutional. The lawsuit says Gonzalez was given permanent resident alien status in 2008, more than seven years after legally moving to the U.S.

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