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06.04.2015 Legal News

Williams Mullen Files Brief with NC Supreme Court to Protect Rights of Shooting Range Owners

On June 1, 2015, the North Carolina Supreme Court accepted an amicus brief from the Second Amendment Foundation, authored by Camden R. Webb in a case that challenges the ability of a county ordinance to completely prohibit the construction and operation of shooting ranges, thus preventing the exercise of protected Second Amendment activities inside the county.

The case, Byrd v. Franklin County, revolves around the county‚Äôs Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The North Carolina Court of Appeals interpreted the UDO to prohibit entirely the development of shooting ranges in the county. The amicus curiae brief filed by Williams Mullen challenges that interpretation on Second Amendment grounds. A copy of the brief may be found here.