Together with Gilbert Ambler of the Ambler Law Offices, LLC (Winchester, VA) and David Browne of Spiro & Browne, LLC (Richmond, VA), we filed suit challenging a Winchester ordinance regulating possession of firearms. The case is captioned: VCDL/GOA/GOF, et al. v. City of Winchester, CL 21-206, Circuit Court for the City of Winchester, Virginia. The pleading that begins the challenge is entitled “Complaint for Declaratory Relief, Application for Temporary and Permanent Injunction, and Petition for Writ of Mandamus.”
The Complaint includes four counts — all brought under the Virginia Constitution: Article I, section 13, right to keep and bear arm; Article I, section 11, due process of law; Article I, section 12, freedom of speech, association, and petition; Article I, section 10, general warrants of search and seizure prohibited. The relief requested is: declaratory judgment that the ordinance is unconstitutional; preliminary and permanent injunctions; writ of mandamus; and costs and attorneys fees.