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Senator Coburn of Oklahoma has been attempting to remove the ban on carrying guns on lands managed by the Army Corps of Engineer for several years.
Perhaps the Obama administration should have agreed to the legislative compromise before the ban was challenged in court. Now the Corps is faced with a court decision citing Peruta in the Ninth Circuit, that declares that carry outside of the home is a constitutional right.
On 10 January, 2014, Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, issued a preliminary injunction against the Army Corps of Engineers to prevent enforcement of the Corps’ rules banning guns on the properties that it manages. Here is a link to the ruling itself (pdf).
In June of 2014, a lawsuit was filed in Georgia asking for an injunction against enforcement of the Corps’ ban in that state.
On October 13, 2014, the U.S. District Court in Idaho granted summary judgement for the plaintiffs, Morris and Baker. From the ruling (pdf) at Courthouse News:
The Court has before it cross-motions for summary judgment. The Court heard oral argument on August 27, 2014, and took the motions under advisement. After further review, the Court has decided, for reasons set forth below, to grant the plaintiffs’ motion and deny the Corps’ motion.