Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) and Gun Owners of America (GOA) secured a preliminary injunction yesterday against a Winchester, VA ordinance that prohibits the possession, carry, or transportation of firearms at public parks and in public areas where approved demonstrations are occurring.
Erich Pratt, GOF’s Vice President, issued the following statement:
“We appreciate Judge Eldridge’s move to enjoin much of this unconstitutional ordinance, and we are confident that we will succeed in fully dismantling this law at trial. This is just another example of the positive effect that the Bruen decision is having in pushing back on the anti-gun policies of local, state, and federal governments.”
Yesterday’s victory will help on many future challenges to bans in public parks and public areas in Virginia. However, while GOF and GOA celebrate this tremendous victory, the Circuit Court Judge unfortunately did not enjoin the portion of the ordinance that prohibited firearms in government run recreation facilities or community centers.