In behalf of over 1,000 Mississippi citizens, David Butts, pro bono, filed an amicus curiae brief with the Mississippi Supreme Court, arguing the Constitutional validity of House Bill 2, which clarified Mississippi’s penal concealed weapons statute and, for the first time in decades, enforced the Mississippi Constitution’s grant of the right of citizens to “open carry” firearms in Mississippi.
The Supreme Court upheld the validity of the statute, and Mississippians are free to openly carry their firearms except where specifically prohibited by other laws.
But Attorney David Butts’ dedication to enforcing his clients’ rights has extended not only to protecting their Second Amendment right to bear arms in public, but also extends to the rights of citizens to protect themselves in other environments, such as the workplace.
DAVID BUTTS LAW FIRM recently filed Swindol v. Aurora Flight Sciences in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, for the firing of an employee who legally brought a firearm in his locked car onto his employer’s premises (an open parking lot). Mississippi law specifically permits its citizens to carry firearms in their vehicles and specifically prohibits employers from adopting policies preventing the safe-keeping of firearms in locked vehicles in open parking lots.
In view of mass shootings by deranged individuals, Attorney David Butts seeks to have the Court enforce the Mississippi law permitting employees’ weapons stored in locked vehicles in open parking lots, to give employees a fighting chance to defend themselves if such an horrific incident occurs at work.
In addition, DAVID BUTTS LAW FIRM recently also filed Kilgo v. Tolar, Sheriff of Prentiss County, MS and Prentiss County, MS in the U.S. District Court, alleging multiple constitutional and state law violations for unlawful search and seizure, unlawful seizure of a firearm and destruction of property (In both Swindol and Kilgo, David Butts Law Firm gratefully acknowledges the hard work and researchcontributions of Robert Zalanka, law clerk and senior law student at Ole Miss Law School).
Mississippi Attorney David Butts is a veteran of over 300 cases defending the rights of citizens charged with serious crime. In one case of self-defense, Attorney David Butts successfully defended a man charged with two counts of aggravated assault, who was assaulted by two unarmed men.