Florida Carry Files Lawsuit Against the City of Leesburg to Protect Gun Owners
Leesburg FL (March 14th, 2012) As was reported in December, the City of Leesburg has decided to stick by its anti-gun laws in direct defiance of state law and their own city charter.
Leesburg City Manager Jay Evans has flatly refused our requests that the city repeal its firearm ordinances, in compliance with state preemption of firearms law.
City Manager Evans stated that:
"Any action taken in the future regarding the existence of these laws in our Code of Ordinances will be done at the discretion, pleasure, and timing of the Leesburg City Commission."
The City of Leesburg, and its manager, have remained openly defiant for months. Abiding by state law is not optional and our members demand that we have compliance.
On behalf of our members, and pursuant to our organization's mission, Florida Carry, Inc. has filed a complaint with the Florida circuit court in Lake County to demand that they follow the law.
Florida Carry is not being "over-zealous with the rhetoric" as City Manager Evans has said.
Florida Carry Executive Director Sean Caranna put it very clearly:
"This isn't rhetoric, this is the law, and we are done waiting for the city to obey it. We demand compliance now."
Motivated by the filing of this lawsuit by Florida Carry, the Leesburg City Commission repealed their illegal anti-gun ordinance .
03/19/2012 PLAINTIFF'S (original) COMPLAINT
08/19/2013 PLAINTIFF'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT
09/19/2013 DEFT'S ANSWER AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT
09/18/2014 PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE FOR TRIAL
10/17/2014 DEFTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
10/17/2014 DEFTS' AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
10/21/2014 NOTICE OF HEARING SET FOR JANUARY 27, 2015 AT 9:00 AM
12/30/2014 PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
12/30/2014 PLAINTIFF'S AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT