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SOME RECENT FPC / FPF LEGAL ACTION & BRIEFS

NOTE: Below are links to and information about some important lawsuits & briefs to defend and advance YOUR RIGHTS! We are truly grassroots -- our amazing members & generous donors make our legal action programs possible. Thank you!

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FPC 2A Legal Tracker: Track cases and important filings.


May 16, 2022 - Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals


May 13, 2022 - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

  • C.S. v. McCrumb: Federal lawsuit for violating a third-grader’s First and Fourteenth Amendment rights when they prevented her from for wearing a hat bearing the text "Come and Take It" as well as an image of an AR-15 rifle to the school’s "hat day."
  • Complaint
  • Press Release

May 11, 2022 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Jones v. Bonta: Federal Second Amendment challenge to the State of California’s ban on firearm purchases by legal, law-abiding adults over the age of 18 but under the age of 21.
  • Opinion
  • Press Release

April 26, 2022 - United States District Court for the Northern District of California


April 1, 2022 - United States Supreme Court


March 25, 2022 - United States Supreme Court


February 15, 2022 - United States District Court for the District of Colorado


February 14, 2022 - Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court


January 31, 2022 - United States District Court for the District of Oregon

  • Newton v. United States: Second Amendment challenge to the federal government’s wrongful denial of an application to purchase a firearm, as well as the burden-shifting policies and practices that force gun buyers to prove they are not prohibited persons under the law.
  • Complaint
  • Press Release

January 28, 2022 - Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego


January 20, 2022 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • McDougall v. Ventura County: Federal 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 lawsuit challenging the County of Ventura defendants' orders and actions (1) preventing people from buying guns and ammunition, and (2) forced closures of firearm and ammunition retailers and shooting ranges upon threat of prosecution, that violate the Second and Fourteenth Amendments
  • Martinez v. Villanueva: Federal lawsuit challenging various Orders, actions, and closures of firearm and ammunition retailers and shooting ranges upon threat of prosecution, etc.
  • McDougall opinion
  • Martinez opinion
  • Press Release

December 28, 2021 - Third Circuit Court of Appeals


December 16, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


December 8, 2021 - SSRN


December 6, 2021 - Illinois Supreme Court


November 9, 2021 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas


October 27, 2021 - United States District Court for the District of Delaware


October 5, 2021 - United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


September 24, 2021 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California


September 3, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


August 27, 2021 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


August 19, 2021 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

  • Comment in opposition to ATF Rule 2021R-05, entitled “Definition of ‘Frame or Receiver’ and Identification of Firearms.”
  • Press Release

August 12, 2021 - United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

  • Francisco v. Cooke: Federal lawsuit challenging New Jersey’s unconstitutional restrictions and local practices that prevent residents from exercising their right to carry loaded handguns in public for self-defense.
  • Complaint
  • Press Release

August 2, 2021 - Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


July 20, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


July 15, 2021 - Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals


July 13, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


June 30, 2021 - Third Circuit Court of Appeals


June 28, 2021 - Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT)

  • Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT) publication 037705-NCTC: "First Responder Awareness of Privately Made Firearms May Prevent Illicit Activities"
  • "JCAT is a collaboration by the NCTC, DHS and FBI to improve information sharing among federal, state, local, tribal, territorial governments and private sector partners, in the interest of enhancing public safety."
  • FPC Law is submitting FOIA requests to gather and publish related records and information 
  • FPC Statement

June 25, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


June 21, 2021 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


June 18, 2021 - United States District Court for the District of Nevada


June 16, 2021 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


June 15, 2021 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


June 14, 2021 - United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina


June 11, 2021 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


June 10, 2021 - United States District Court for the District of Nevada


June 10, 2021 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California


June 8, 2021 - United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts


June 8, 2021 - Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Oakland Tactical Supply v. Howell Township: Challenging zoning restrictions imposed by the Township that prohibit shooting ranges for long guns.
  • Opening brief
  • Press Release

June 7, 2021 - United States District Court for the District of Minnesota


June 4, 2021 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California


June 1, 2021 - Third Circuit Court of Appeals


May 27, 2021 - United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois


May 26, 2021 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


May 21, 2021 - United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia


May 17, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


May 4, 2021 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


April 27, 2021 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California


April 26, 2021 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


April 23, 2021 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


April 23, 2021 - Second Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Syracuse v. BATFEGun control groups and cities sued the ATF, attempting to redefine so-called "80% receivers" as a firearm receiver. FPC moved to intervene in the matter as of right and by the Court’s permission. The trial court subsequently denied the motion, which was promptly appealed to the Second Circuit.
  • Opening Brief; Appendix
  • Press release

April 23, 2021 - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


April 22, 2021 - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee


April 21, 2021 - Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals


April 20, 2021 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives


April 16, 2021 - United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania


April 9, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


April 5, 2021 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


March 31, 2021 - Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Elhady v. Kable: Lawsuit challenging rights violations inherent in the Terrorism Screening Database, also known as the "terrorist watchlist".
  • Opinion
  • Press Release

March 30, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


March 25, 2021 - United States District Court for the District of Maryland

  • Call, et al. v. Jones, et al.: Federal Second Amendment lawsuit that seeks to make it possible for all law-abiding people to carry a loaded handgun on their person in public self-defense in the State of Maryland, challenging the “good and substantial reason” requirement, among others, that block law-abiding people from obtaining carry licenses.
  • Order Granting Motion to Dismiss
  • Press Release

March 24, 2021 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (en banc)

  • Young v. Hawaii: Lawsuit challenging Hawaii’s de facto ban on the public carry of firearms.
  • Opinion
  • Press Release

March 24, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


March 24, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


March 22, 2021 - United States District Court for the District of New Jersey


March 18, 2021 - United States District Court for the Eastern District of California


March 18, 2021 - Baltimore, Maryland


March 18, 2021 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives


March 16, 2021 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California


March 16, 2021 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


March 5, 2021 - Michigan Supreme Court


March 4, 2021 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


March 4, 2021 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


March 4, 2021 - United States District Court for the District of Maryland


March 2, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


February 26, 2021 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California


February 23, 2021 - Idaho Supreme Court

  • U.S. v. GutierrezFPC filed a brief in support of Mr. Gutierrez, arguing that under the Idaho Constitution, individuals convicted of misdemeanors cannot be prohibited from keeping and bearing arms.
  • Amicus Brief
  • Press Release

February 22, 2021 - Vermont Supreme Court


February 20, 2021 - United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina


February 19, 2021 - United States District Court for the District of Columbia


February 18, 2021 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California


February 11, 2021 - Chester County, Pennsylvania

  • Pre-litigation demand letter sent to Chester County Sheriff Fredda L. Maddox regarding issues that are preventing county residents from accessing their right to bear arms.

February 10, 2021 - Georgia Court of Appeals


February 5, 2021 - US District Court for the Southern District of New York


February 3, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


January 28, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


January 21, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


January 15, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


January 14, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


January 12, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


January 7, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


January 6, 2021 - United States Supreme Court


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