PHILADELPHIA – A Bucks County man alleges his Second Amendment rights have been violated and seeks to reacquire guns he formerly owned.
John Current filed a complaint on Nov. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III, the Department of Justice and United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, et al. seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was damaged from being denied access to firearms based solely on the fact of a past involuntary commitment. The suit states he was involuntarily committed in May 2013 and intends to reacquire firearms he owned at the time, but cannot do so because of the defendants' Firearms Disqualification Statute.
The plaintiff seeks declaratoin that the Firearms Disqualification Statute violates the due process of the 14th Amendment, injunction against the defendants, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Michael P. Gottlieb of Vangrossi and Recchuiti in Norristown.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-05385-WB