Category: FPC Press Releases

Gun Rights Groups Launch Investigation into Public University and Sports Team Firearm Policies

SACRAMENTO (September 1, 2016) – Following news media reports that University of Missouri head football coach Barry Odom enforces a total ban on gun ownership against all of his team’s student-athletes, civil rights organizations Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) have launched a... Read More

Civil Rights Groups File Appeal to Ninth Circuit in Fourteenth Amendment Equality Lawsuit Challenging Retired Government Employee Special Exemptions to California Gun Control Laws

The lawsuit, which challenges special exemptions to California’s “Gun-Free School Zone Act” for retired government employees, is being appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals LOS ANGELES (August 8, 2016) – A civil rights lawsuit challenging a special, legislatively-created exemption to the “California Gun-Free... Read More

FPC Member Sues State of California For Violation of First Amendment Rights After State Censors, Takes Down “Tyrant Registry” Political Article

Firearms Policy Coalition is funding a new federal First Amendment lawsuit filed by a pro-civil rights political blogger after their political speech was censored and taken down by the State of California SACRAMENTO – A just-filed First Amendment lawsuit challenges the State of California’s attempt... Read More

FPC Announces Support of California Senate Bill 443, Important Reforms of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

SACRAMENTO – Firearms Policy Coalition’s mission is to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the People’s rights, privileges and immunities deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition, especially the inalienable, fundamental, and individual right to keep and bear arms.” We... Read More

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Signs AB 857, Flip-Flops His Way to Outright Tyranny

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JULY 22, 2016 SACRAMENTO – Today, California’s self-appointed gun-controller-in-chief Kevin de León rammed through new legislation which criminalizes the possession of family heirlooms thanks to the capitulation of the state’s “acting” Governor Jerry Brown, said civil rights advocacy organization Firearms Policy Coalition.... Read More

FPC Issues Statement On MA AG’s Gun Ban Edict

Firearms Policy Coalition has released the following statement regarding the Assault Weapons Guidance issued by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on July 20, 2016: Yesterday, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey banned the sale of “copycat” semi-automatic weapons by executive fiat. A single government official decided... Read More

FPC Urges Law-Abiding People To Arm Themselves

FPC Urges Law-Abiding People to Arm Themselves, Get Training, Engage Politically in Wake of Recent Acts of Violence SACRAMENTO, CA (July 8, 2016) – Civil rights organization Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) is urging law-abiding people to prepare themselves in the wake of yet another horrific... Read More

BREAKING: California Governor Jerry Brown Guns Down the Constitution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JULY 1, 2016 Governor Jerry Brown signs 6, vetoes 4 gun control bills that were passed by the California Legislature yesterday. SACRAMENTO – This morning, four-term Governor Jerry Brown conspired with other members of the State’s corrupt one-party majority to make it... Read More

BREAKING: Gun Rights Groups Move for Restraining Order in First Amendment Lawsuit Challenging California Political Speech Ban

Plaintiffs want to publish TV ads opposing Gavin Newsom’s “Safety for All Act” gun control ballot initiative and pending gun control bills but cannot due to California law criminalizing use of Assembly video footage for political purposes SACRAMENTO­­­­­­ – Today, attorneys for two civil rights... Read More

California Ammunition Measures Promote Racial Profiling

Civil rights group says some California gun bills and a ballot initiative requiring ammunition tracking and registration are designed to encourage racial profiling, putting minority gun owners at greater risk SACRAMENTO – Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President Kevin de León, and Assembly member Kevin... Read More