SAN DIEGO (May 21, 2024) – Today, the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation (FPCAF) announced the completion of their summary judgment briefing in Jose Chavez v. California Attorney General Rob Bonta, a federal Second Amendment lawsuit challenging California’s age-based gun ban on firearm purchases by adults under the age of 21. Individuals who want to support this and other cases can join the FPC Grassroots Army at or make a tax-deductible donation to the FPC Action Foundation here

This lawsuit was first filed in July 2019, and in May 2022, FPC prevailed in an appeal of a preliminary injunction before a 3-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court subsequently vacated the decision and remanded the case back to the district court for further proceedings in light of the Supreme Court’s 2022 decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen

“With the conclusion of this round of briefing we are one step closer to finally ending the State of California’s unconstitutional and immoral age-based ban on the right to keep and bear arms. We look forward to once again prevailing in this case and restoring the Second Amendment in the Golden State,” said FPC President Brandon Combs.

“We remain resolute that California’s age-based ban is blatantly unconstitutional and look forward to defeating it once again,” said FPC Action Foundation President Cody J. Wisniewski.

FPC and FPCAF are currently joined in this case by two individual FPC members, as well as Poway Weapons and Gear, North County Shooting Center, California Gun Rights Foundation, and the Second Amendment Foundation.

Firearms Policy Coalition ( is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization that works to create a world of maximal human liberty. Our efforts are currently 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. We work to achieve our strategic objectives through litigation, research, scholarly publications, amicus briefing, legislative and regulatory action, grassroots activism, education, outreach, and other programs. We typically have members and supporters in all 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia. Our FPC Law program ( is the nation’s preeminent legal action initiative focused on restoring the right to keep and bear arms throughout the United States. You can follow our work on Instagram, X (Twitter), Facebook, and YouTube.

FPC Action Foundation (, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, exists to create a world of maximal human liberty through charitable legal action, public policy, education, and research programs.