Rapper Dom Kennedy described Los Angeles’ gun control laws as “unconstitutional” and is suing the city after being arrested for carrying a gun for self-defense.
WestCoastStyles reports that “Kennedy and fellow plaintiff Garry Matthews are suing the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissions, and the LAPD” and the goal is “to invalidate restrictive gun laws in Los Angeles.”
Kennedy and Matthews are challenging the city, and its licensing scheme, claiming that it violates the Second and Fourteenth Amendments. Both men believe they were unjustly arrested in the past. Dom Kennedy and Matthews want the gun licensing scheme to be declared unconstitutional. They seek to have their arrests – and others like them – be ruled null and void.
Jovan Blacknell, the attorney for Kennedy and Matthews, explained his clients’ claims that the city demands a license in order to carry a gun for self-defense then refuses to issue said license, leaving concerned citizens with no option other than to carry without a license in order to be prepared to defend one’s own life.