Sanders is suing the board and each commissioner individually, and is demanding a jury trial to address his complaint, namely that the board violated the Constitution and state law with passage of the Emergency Management ordinance last year. The ordinance was passed May 4, 2011, less than a week after the April 28 tornados.
Sanders filed suit in the United States District Court in the Northern District of Georgia in Newnan, Aug. 10. Sanders said he is doing this, “in order to protect my Second and Fourth Amendment constitutional rights afforded me by the United States Constitution.”
In his suit, he claims the ordinance “clearly violates the Second Amendment by suspending or limiting the sale of firearms and violates Georgia Code 16-11-173. The ordinance also violates the Fourth Amendment by allowing a county representative to access private property without a warrant.”
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