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Potential Plaintiffs

In order to challenge unconstitutional, unjust, and undesirable laws, we need individuals to participate in our efforts as plaintiffs. Please click here or email hotline[at] to report possible civil rights violations or let us know you'd like to get involved in a lawsuit.

Some FPC / FPF Legal Action efforts

Sharp, et al. v. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, DOJ, et al.

  • Sharp, et al. v. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, et al. is a constitutional challenge to the DOJ's defective "bullet button assault weapon" registration system that prevented many Californians from registering their firearms before July 1, 2018, thus denying them exemption from many serious criminal laws, and a petition for writ of mandate to require the DOJ to register their firearms as many individuals intended to do before July 1.

Carlton, et al. v. Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey, et al.

  • Carlton v. Healey is a lawsuit to challenge to Attorney General Maura Healey's total denial of access to public records about "3D printed guns" (AG's term).

FPC, FPF Comment in Opposition to ATF's Proposed "Bump-Stock" Ban Rulemaking (docket no. 17R-22)

  • Attorneys for Firearms Policy Coalition and Firearms Policy Foundation submitted over 900 pages of analysis and supporting exhibits, including a video that shows the actual operation of a “bump-stock-device” on an AR-15 type firearm, in an extensive opposition that shows the Trump Administration’s illegal proposed ban fails every test.

Guardanapo v. Washoe County School District, et al.

  • Federal lawsuit challenging the school district's and Kendyl Depoali Middle School's ban on wearing pro-gun rights FPC tee shirts and overbroad dress code policy banning pro-gun rights free speech
  • VICTORY! Secured a judgment against the school district, wherein they admitted to violating G.M.'s rights, and payment of $25,000 in attorneys fees.

Holt, et al. v. Attorney General Xavier Becerra

  • Constitutional and statutory challenge to CA DOJ's "bullet-button assault weapon" regulations

DeLuz, FPC, CGF v. California Department of Justice

  • Constitutional and statutory challenge to CA DOJ's denial of access to DOJ firearm regulations

Wiese, FPC et al., v. Becerra 

  • Federal lawsuit challenging the State of California's confiscatory ban on "large-capacity" magazines

Avitabile, FPC et al v. State of New York, Lt. Col. Beach

  • Federal Second Amendment lawsuit challenging New York’s ban on Tasers and other “less-than-lethal” electronic self-defense weapons

Publius & Hoskins v. Diane Boyer-Vine 

  • First Amendment “Tyrant Registry” free speech lawsuit
  • VICTORY! U.S. Chief District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill ordered a permanent injunction (matching the preliminary injunction).

Hulbert, FPC et al. v. Annapolis, Maryland Mayor Mike Pantelides, et al.

  • Federal Second Amendment lawsuit challenging Annapolis, MD's ban on Tasers and other “less-than-lethal” electronic self-defense weapons
  • VICTORY: Full repeal!

Gallinger, FPC et al. v. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra 

  • Ninth Circuit
  • Constitutional challenge to California Senate Bill 707, exemptions for retired government employees

FPC SADC, et al. v. California Attorney General Kamala Harris

  • First Amendment challenge to California law banning use of Assembly video of gun control bill debates for political speech and FPC advertisements about Proposition 63
  • VICTORY: U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr., issued a preliminary injunction!
  • VICTORY: Settlement and fee recovery
  • VICTORY: Full repeal! Legislature completely repealed the law.

Young v. Hawaii amicus brief

  • Ninth Circuit; right to bear arms outside the home

Teixeira v. County of Alameda amicus brief 

  • Ninth Circuit; gun store ban lawsuit
  • Being petitioned to U.S. Supreme Court

Hollis v. Lynch amicus brief 

  • Fifth Circuit; machine gun lawsuit

Jackson v. San Francisco amicus brief 

  • U.S. Supreme Court; locked storage lawsuit

Peruta v. County of San Diego amicus brief

  • Ninth Circuit; right-to-carry lawsuit

Silvester v. Becerra amicus brief 

  • U.S. Supreme Court; 10-day waiting period lawsuit

Commonwealth v. Hicks amicus brief

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court; 'Stop-and-Frisk of legal gun owners