March 20, 2023

Federal Court Rejects Injunction to Ban Weapons Carry on Federal Land

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From attorney for Mountain States Legal Foundation:

“FYI – a good day…

Last Friday, in a case in which we represent the Mountain States Legal Foundation, the Idaho federal district court rejected the attempt by federal lawyers (a U.S. Department of Justice attorney was flown into Boise to argue the case) to dismiss the MSLF lawsuit on behalf of two Idaho individuals who seek to carry loaded firearms on Corps of Engineers managed recreational lands. In addition, over the federal government’s objection, the district court granted a preliminary injunction barring the Corps from enforcing its unconstitutional regulation. The district court’s opinion is quite strong on the fundamental nature (relying on Heller) of the right guaranteed by the Second Amendment, both while in tents on federal land and for the purposes of self-defense. Bear in mind that the Corps has property open for public recreation in 43 States. I have attached the opinion.

Best Regards,

John L. Runft
Runft & Steele Law Offices, PLLC
1020 W. Main St., Suite 400
Boise, Idaho 83702