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    Nebraska Firearm Owners Assoc. And SAF Sue Omaha

    The Second Amendment Foundation today filed suit in federal district court in Nebraska against the City of Omaha, challenging the city’s prohibition against anyone who is not a United States citizen from registering a handgun...

    "Omaha's prohibition on registration of handguns by non-citizens, even those legally in the United States ... significantly limits (Gonzalez's) ability to protect himself and his family in the event of violence," the lawsuit says...

    http://journalstar.com/ap/state/arti...tml?mode=story

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    This is a good first step. They need to get rid of the registration entirely.

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    A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement by the City of Omaha, NE of an ordinance that prohibits legal non-citizens from registering handguns in the city, in a case brought by the Second Amendment Foundation, the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association and Armando Pliego Gonzalez.

    The order was granted by U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon while the court considers whether the registration ban for legal immigrants is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.

    "We're delighted with the judge's order," said SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. "Mr. Pliego has been a legal permanent resident since 2008, and he jumped through all of the legal hoops to legally purchase a handgun to protect his family after his home was invaded and robbed in 2010."

    As it turns out, he noted, the city is currently reviewing its ordinance with an eye on amending it to allow legal immigrants to register handguns. According to the Omaha World Herald, the proposed changes have the support of Omaha Police Chief Alex Hayes, who was named as a defendant in the lawsuit, along with Mayor Jim Suttle and the city.

    "We are encouraged at these developments," Gottlieb stated. "We had a similar experience with a state law in Washington that was changed following a SAF legal action. We will oppose such discriminatory laws and regulations wherever we find them.

    "Pliego Gonzalez and his wife are both legal permanent residents, and good members of the community," he noted. "The couple has four children. It is simply wrong when a local regulation stands in the way of someone's exercise of a constitutionally-protected, fundamental civil right, especially when the safety of his family is at stake."

    Plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Bernie Glaser of Lincoln, and David Sigale of Glen Ellyn, IL.

    The Second Amendment Foundation

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