PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) -- A former Portsmouth employee has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming they violated his Second Amendment rights.
The lawsuit says Reginald McManes, 57, had worked for the city over 30 years before he was allegedly forced to resign over an unloaded handgun he kept locked in his truck.
McManes says he was on his break at the Royal Farms gas station on May 2 when he was first approached by a city official about having a gun at the workplace.
He says this all happened despite the fact that he had a valid concealed weapon carry permit.
Virginia code allows for employees of municipalities, like McManes, to store lawfully possessed guns in locked private cars at the workplace and forbids the city from preventing that.
Here's to Mr. McManes! I hope he is satisfied by the eventual outcome as he attempts to fight this injustice.