2 gun-rights groups sue Nebraska officials

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Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:00 am

Two gun-rights groups are suing to force Nebraska to change a state law that bars legal immigrants from getting permits to carry concealed weapons.

The Second Amendment Foundation and the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association have sued Nebraska officials on behalf of Carlos Nino De Rivera Lajous, a 68-year-old Mexican man who has been legally living in Lincoln since 1990. The lawsuit said the state's denial of a concealed-carry permit to Lajous violates federal constitutional rights to equal protection and to bear arms.

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