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Congressional Candidate Files Class Action Lawsuit For Non-Violent Felons

LAS VEGAS, NV – 04 May, 2016 – Michael E. Zapin and Herman A. Saitz filed a Class Action lawsuit against Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States and Thomas E. Brandon, as Deputy Director and Head of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on behalf of their client, Barry Michaels and millions of others similarly situated.

Barry Michaels is a Democrat running for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District. Michaels is a non-violent felon and under federal law, he cannot possess a firearm to protect himself and his family.

Michaels alleges a provision of the Federal Gun Control Act as applied to him and millions of other law-abiding non-violent felons, violate their constitutional right under the Second Amendment.

According to Michaels: “The purpose of the statute was to assist law enforcement in their battle against violent crime. The problem is, it was written too broadly.  It should have been narrowly tailored to conform to the government’s purpose, by excluding those felons with non-violent offenses.”

“It makes no sense to be able to serve in Congress or even become the President of the United States, but barred for life from owning a firearm to protect myself and my loved ones. The idea of creating second class citizens contradicts the Constitution and more specifically, the Second Amendment.”

The complaint can be viewed at: www.michaelsvslynch.com where Class Members can register to join the suit. Americans For Civil Rights a 501c3 has setup an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign to help pay for the legal fees at: https://lnkd.in/bKBKjZ7.  All donations are tax deductible.

To schedule an interview or for more information contact:

Michael E. Zapin, Esq.
Counsel for Plaintiffs
20283 State Rd. 7 Suite 400
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Tel. No. 561-330-5732

Barry Michaels, DC, MPA
9708 Gilespie St, Suite 104
Las Vegas, Nevada 89183
Cell Phone: (702) 415-0905

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