News LAW FIRM OF DAVID G. SIGALE FILES SECOND AMENDMENT SUIT AGAINST STATE OF ARKANSAS

LAW FIRM OF DAVID G. SIGALE FILES SECOND AMENDMENT SUIT AGAINST STATE OF ARKANSAS

State of Arkansas

Attorney David G. Sigale has filed suit against the State of Arkansas, through its Director of the State Police. The suit is on behalf of Martin Pot, a lawful resident of the United States and a resident of Arkansas, and challenges the State’s ban on non-citizens from obtaining a concealed carry permit for self-protection.

Plaintiffs also include the Second Amendment Foundation of Bellevue, Washington. Plaintiffs are challenging the permit prohibition as violating Plaintiffs’ Second and Fourteenth amendment rights. This case follows on the heels of Sigale’s successful suits in New Mexico and Nebraska, which barred non-citizens from obtaining similar concealed-carry permits. In those suits, Sigale obtained injunctions against the offending statutes.

Sigale said: “The State of Arkansas is discriminating against an entire class of persons for no legitimate reason. Mr. Pot, a lawful-resident alien, simply wishes to exercise his right to self-defense in a manner enjoyed by all citizens in Arkansas. Since the Supreme Court years ago recognized Second Amendment rights, and Equal Protection rights, for lawful resident aliens, we expect the Courts will vindicate Mr. Pot’s rights in this case.”

The case is Martin Pot v. Colonel Stan Witt. A link to the Complaint is here.