Should non-citizens be allowed to carry a concealed gun?
The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Canadian citizen who is a legal resident of Missouri , challenging that state's statutory prohibition on the carrying of concealed firearms by non-citizens. The case seeks to overturn the state's non-citizen concealed carry ban on constitutional grounds, specifically the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, and the 14 th Amendment's equal protection clause. The plaintiff is Edward F. Plastino , a Canadian citizen and Status Indian, based on his partial Chippewa heritage. He has lived primarily in this country since 1995, and in Missouri since 2006. SAF and Plastino are represented by attorneys Matthew Singer of St. Louis and David Sigale of Glen Ellyn, Ill. "This is a case similar to our successful lawsuits against the City of Omaha and Washington State , and our current action in New Mexico , challenging local gun laws that discriminate against legal resident alie