Arsenal Attorney’s George Lyon filed an important lawsuit challenging a law in the District of Columbia ostensibly banning so-called ghost guns. The suit argues that the law violates the Second Amendment of the US Constitution because it is overbroad and ambiguous. In fact, the law could criminalize possession of many firearms the District of Columbia routinely registers for civilians and for its own police department.
In this suit, Mr. Lyon represents three clients, including Dick Heller on behalf of the Heller Foundation. Mr. Heller is known for his role as the plaintiff in District of Columbia v. Heller, the landmark case in which the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2008, held (5–4) that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to possess firearms independent of service in a state militia and to use firearms for traditionally lawful purposes, including self-defense within the home.
The case has been in covered in numerous media outlets, including the Washington Post and National Public Radio.
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Arsenal Attorneys is a nationwide law firm headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia in the metropolitan Washington, DC. The firm offers serves clients in over 30 states in estate planning, criminal defense, civil litigation, business law, landlord-tenant disputes, real estate, firearms law, restoration of rights, carry permits, and the firm’s proprietary Arsenal Gun Trust. Matthew Bergstrom is the firm’s Managing Attorney, and he is licensed in California, Michigan, Nevada, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. George Lyon is licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He was one of the plaintiffs in Palmer v. District of Columbia which forced DC to begin issuing concealed carry licenses, and he was one of the initial plaintiffs in the US Supreme Court's landmark Second Amendment decision, Heller, which legalized handguns in Washington, DC. Mr. Lyon is licensed by the Metropolitan Police Department to teach the DC Concealed Carry License course including the renewal course and conducts the course monthly. Contact Mr. Lyon at gll[at]arsenalattorneys.com.
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