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Lawsuits Filed Over Gun Legislation

Reported: May. 24, 2014 10:37 PM EDT
Updated: May. 24, 2014 11:19 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Sean Delancey) -- Controversy over a gun law passed by the Legislature continued Saturday.

The Citizens Defense League and the city of Charleston have filed lawsuits against each another, because of one part of the law that allows concealed weapons on municipal property.

The law continues to be a hot button issue for city leaders.

They're concerned because guns are now allowed into recreation centers where kids are often around.

According to court documents, the city of Charleston filed suit against the Citizens Defense League, in order to have the court clarify discrepancies in law the city says arose after the Legislature passed the bill allowing people to have concealed firearms on municipal property.

The Citizens Defense League returned fire, suing the city.

The League's president, Keith Morgan, said the suit is a desperate effort by the city.

"The fact that they are suing us over a state law strikes me as completely ludicrous and frivolous and a waste of the tax payer's money," Morgan said.

The city was not able to comment on the lawsuit Saturday, only saying that it hopes this will clarify the law for everyone.



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