FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia Citizens Defense League Files For Injunction Against the City of Charleston’s Unconstitutional Firearm Ordinances
Charleston, WV — The West Virginia Citizens Defense League has filed for an injunction against the City of Charleston in the Kanawha County Circuit Court. Charleston has continued to enforce multiple city ordinances which are in clear violation of state law governing Home Rule cities, made effective July 1 of this year. Under the state law, Charleston’s firearms ordinances are rendered null and void as a condition of participation in the Home Rule Pilot Program.
“The WVCDL is not seeking financial damages; only injunctive relief” said WVCDL President, Keith Morgan. “Charleston is operating in clear violation of state law by continuing to operate their unconstitutional gun registry, and enforcing other city ordinances in blatant opposition of the will of the West Virginia Legislature and the people of West Virginia. Mayor Jones is not above the law. This needs to stop.”
The court filing is shown below.
The West Virginia Citizens Defense League (WVCDL), West Virginia’s largest pro-gun lobbying group, is a non-partisan, non-profit, all-volunteer, grassroots organization of concerned West Virginians who support our individual right to keep and bear arms for defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use, as guaranteed by Article III, §22 of the West Virginia Constitution and the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
The WVCDL seeks to promote legislation in the West Virginia Legislature to eliminate unfair restrictions on law-abiding citizens’ right to keep and bear arms and promote public awareness of the lawful use of firearms in self-defense.
Firearms Policy Coalition is a partnership of leading Second Amendment civil rights groups across the nation, including California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, The Calguns Foundation, New Jersey Second Amendment Society, Florida Carry, West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Hawaii Defense Foundation, Illinois Carry, and many others, working together to protect Second Amendment gun rights, promote liberty, and advance our enduring American heritage of lawful gun ownership.