Category: FPC Legal News

We need your help! Support Firearms Policy Coalition’s Legal Action Fund for July 2015

This GoFundMe campaign is to fund Firearms Policy Coalition’s Legal Action Fund for July 2015. Cases we need to brief in July: Pena v. Lindley Status: On appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Summary: Second Amendment challenge to California’s handgun Roster and “microstamping” laws. Why: The district court... Read More

BREAKING: Another Federal Circuit Court Unravels Second Amendment Gun Rights

(Denver, Colorado) – In yet another decision that thumbs its nose at the Supreme Court’s landmark D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago rulings, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals held today that the Second Amendment does not protect gun rights outside of one’s home.... Read More

D.C. Circuit: Let’s Go To Trial on Nonresident Citizen Gun Purchase Ban

In a 2-1 opinion published today, Senior D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge A. Raymond Randolph said that: the [District of Columbia] district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the United States is vacated with respect to plaintiff Dearth and plaintiff Second Amendment Foundation, Inc. (insofar as its... Read More

Peruta/Richards Carry Case Ninth Circuit En Banc Rehearing Oral Arguments

Watch the oral arguments in the Peruta v. San Diego / Richards v. Prieto right-to-carry cases’ en banc rehearing at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals below:... Read More

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Gun Rights While Justice Thomas Delivers a Silver Lining

Earlier today, Justice Clarence Thomas (joined by Justice Antonin Scalia) issued a pointed dissent to the Supreme Court’s order denying review in the Jackson v. San Francisco Second Amendment gun rights case. In the amici brief we submitted to the Supreme Court asking that they take up the Jackson... Read More

BREAKING: Federal Judge Kicks Another Brady Campaign Lawsuit to the Curb (re: Kansas’ Second Amendment Protection Act)

In another not-very-surprising court decision released today, Federal District Court Judge Julie A. Robinson granted Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt by the gun prohibitionists at the Brady Campaign. The Court found that the “Brady Campaign... Read More

BREAKING: Washington, D.C. “May Issue” Handgun Carry License Law is Unconstitutional, Rules Federal Court Today

A little over three months after Brian Wrenn, two other law-abiding gun owners, and the Second Amendment Foundation asked a federal court to stop Washington, D.C. from enforcing one of its new handgun carry license laws, Senior United States District Court Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., issued a... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Re-Lists Jackson v. San Francisco for 4th Time

Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court “relisted” the Jackson v. San Francisco petition for certiorari (request for review) for the fourth consecutive time. The Jackson petition is now scheduled for the Court’s May 21 conference. Your Firearms Policy Coalition filed an amicus brief in support of... Read More

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Says Felons Don’t Lose Right to Transfer Firearms To Dealers, Others in Unanimous Opinion Published Today

In a unanimous decision published today, the United States Supreme Court held that while convicted felons cannot “possess” firearms under 18 U.S.C. 922(g), they retain “the right merely to sell or otherwise dispose of” their firearms as long they do not have any control over them.... Read More

Federal Court: California DROS Fees Not Unconstitutional

Earlier today, a federal district court judge ruled that California’s “Dealer’s Record of Sale” (DROS) fees paid by law-abiding gun owners do not amount to a violation of Second Amendment rights. “According to Plaintiffs,”Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill said in the decision, “this case presents the issue... Read More