FORT WORTH, TX (July 11, 2022) – Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a supplemental brief in Andrews v. McCraw, its Texas lawsuit seeking to restore the right to carry arms in public for adults under 21 years of age. The brief, which was requested by the Court after the Supreme Court’s opinion in NYSRPA v. Bruen, can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.
“Where previously Fifth Circuit precedent foreclosed Plaintiffs’ facial challenge, that precedent has been abrogated and this Court is free to consider this case as a matter of first impression under the new analysis,” argues the brief. “The new standard announced by the Supreme Court is exactly the text, history, and tradition-based standard that Plaintiffs have been arguing in favor of all along, and, as Plaintiffs have explained (and will demonstrate again here), under that standard the Carry Ban must be declared unconstitutional as inconsistent with the Amendment’s text and our nation’s history of firearms regulation”
“Last month’s decision in Bruen has only strengthened our case against Texas’ unconstitutional carry restrictions,” said FPC Policy Counsel Matthew Larosiere. “We look forward to restoring the rights of young adults to bear arms in the Lone Star State and nationwide.”
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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) is the nation’s first and largest public interest legal team focused on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and the leader in the Second Amendment litigation and research space.