SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 11, 2021) — This afternoon, counsel for Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed a preliminary opposition to the State’s “emergency” motion to stay enforcement of the judgment in FPC’s Miller v. Bonta litigation, a landmark case holding that California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. Today’s and other court filings, as well as statements on the case, can be viewed at AssaultWeaponLawsuit.com.
The Appellees’ preliminary opposition argues that “Appellants’ self-selected date of June 18, 2021 is highly arbitrary, and their demand for relief from this Court by that date is not supported by any good cause,” and, “[f]or what it’s worth, Appellees will assert that they, too, intend to seek review in the Supreme Court should the Motion be granted, and that the continuing deprivation of their rights under the Second Amendment justifies immediate further review as well.”
Following both the State’s motion and FPC’s opposition, the Ninth Circuit issued the following docket entry: “The court has received appellants’ emergency motion for a stay pending appeal. The response to that motion is due by 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The optional reply in support of the motion is due by 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The existing briefing schedule remains in effect.”
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Firearms Policy Coalition and its FPC Law team are the nation’s next-generation advocates leading the Second Amendment litigation and research space. Some FPC legal actions include:
- A challenge to California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” (Miller v. Bonta) that resulted in a post-trial judgment and permanent injunction against the challenged regulations, the first such victory in United States history
- A brief supporting certiorari in NYSRPA v. Bruen, which was granted by the U.S. Supreme Court
- A challenge to Minnesota’s ban on handgun carry by adults under 21 (Worth v. Harrington)
- A challenge to Illinois’ ban on handgun carry by adults under 21 (Meyer v. Raoul)
- A challenge to Georgia's ban on handgun carry by adults under 21 (Baughcum v. Jackson)
- A challenge to Tennessee’s ban on handgun carry by adults under 21 (Basset v. Slatery)
- A challenge to Maryland’s ban on handgun carry (Call v. Jones)
- A challenge to New Jersey’s ban on handgun carry (Bennett v. Davis)
- A challenge to New York City’s ban on handgun carry (Greco v. New York City)
- A challenge to Pennsylvania’s ban on handgun carry by adults under 21 (Lara v. Evanchick)
- A challenge to the federal ban on the sale of handguns and handgun ammunition to adults under 21 years of age (Reese v. ATF)
- A challenge to Maryland’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” (Bianchi v. Frosh)
- A challenge to California’s handgun “roster”, microstamping, and self-manufacturing ban laws (Renna v. Bonta)
- A challenge to Pennsylvania’s laws completely denying the right to carry to individuals who were previously granted relief from prior non-violent convictions and are not currently prohibited from possessing firearms (Suarez v. Evanchick)
Firearms Policy Coalition (firearmspolicy.org), a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, exists to create a world of maximal human liberty, defend constitutional rights, advance individual liberty, and restore freedom. FPC’s efforts are focused on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and adjacent issues including freedom of speech, due process, unlawful searches and seizures, separation of powers, asset forfeitures, privacy, encryption, and limited government. The FPC team are next-generation advocates working to achieve the Organization’s strategic objectives through litigation, research, scholarly publications, amicus briefing, legislative and regulatory action, grassroots activism, education, outreach, and other programs. FPC Law (FPCLaw.org), the nation’s largest public interest legal team focused on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, lead the Second Amendment litigation and research space.