Evansville Sued for Violating Gun Owner's Rights

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Aug 30, 2009
Today, the Law Offices of Guy A. Relford filed a lawsuit against the City of Evansville and the Evansville Department of Parks and Recreation for violating Ind. Code 35-47-11.1-2, which generally prohibits the regulation of "firearms" and/or the "carrying . . . of firearms" by a unit of local government. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Benjamin A. Magenheimer, who was forcibly removed from the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Garden in Evansville simply for carrying a firearm, despite the fact that he possesses a valid License to Carry Handgun.

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May 14, 2011
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To the plaintiff, Kaaaching. How many guns are ya gonna buy with the settlement? Not a smart move by EPD if it went down as stated.


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May 20, 2008
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Maybe they( EPD ) will also get it for saving our pictures as part of our weapons license?!

What pictures? Are you saying you got your picture taken when you applied for your LTCH? I live right next door(Warrick Co) and I didn't.

Way to go! Glad to see this one going to court. That'll teach them. Hopefully the cops will learn something from it, but I won't hold my breath.

This would be pretty awesome if it set a precedent(especially since this is my neck of the woods), but only time will tell.


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I'm betting this will be a hard fight. I can see a number of angles the city will try to use. They may try to paint their educational facilities as a "school," and there's a number of things about the place, that make them appear to be very "private," (ie copyrght, dot com, intellectual props). I'm sure you've probably looked into this way more than I, but good luck, we're in your corner.
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Tell City used to have a sign at the entrance to Sunset Park prohibiting firearms. It referred to a city ordinance. Today I noted the absence of the sign.
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