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Breaking News - Nevada Candidate sues Feds over Gun Control Act

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Barry Michaels, a Democrat running for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District ( filed a class action lawsuit against the federal government on March 15, 2016. Michaels is a convicted felon and under federal law, he cannot possess a firearm to protect himself and his family.

According to Michaels: "It makes no sense to be able to serve in Congress or even become. President of the United States, but be barred for life from owning a firearm to protect myself and my loved ones. I could have my finger on the nuclear trigger but not on the trigger of a Colt 45.  The idea of creating second class citizens contradicts the Constitution and more specifically, the Second Amendment.”

Michaels alleges the Federal Gun Control Act 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(1), as applied to him and millions of other similarly situated law-abiding felons, violates their constitutional rights.

The complaint which alleges several other constitutional issues can be viewed at: where similar situated individuals can register to be a part of the suit. A crowd funding campaign has also been setup to help pay the legal fees at:

To schedule an interview or for more information contact:

Michael E. Zapin, Esq.

Lead 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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