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ACTIVE FPC LAW CASES (BY MISSION OBJECTIVE)

1) Eliminate bans on the acquisition, possession, moral use, and disposition of firearms and parts necessary to an essential scope and capability of the right to keep and bear arms (i.e., fully featured semi-automatic firearms, magazines that hold more than 10 rounds).

  • Granata v. Campbell - Challenge to Massachusetts's ban on common handguns (and handgun roster)
  • Calce v. NYC - Challenge to New York City's ban on stun guns/less-lethal arms
  • Lane v. Rocah - Challenge to New York's ban on so-called "assault weapons"
  • Gray v. Jennings - Challenge to  Delaware's ban on so-called "assault weapons"
  • Graham v. Jennings - Challenge to Delaware's ban on so-called "large capacity" magazines
  • Cheeseman v. Platkin - Challenge to New Jersey's ban on so-called "assault weapons"
  • Bianchi v. Brown - Challenge to Maryland's ban on so-called "assault weapons"
  • Oakland Tactical v. Howell Township - Challenge to Howell Township (Michigan) range ban ordinance
  • Viramontes v. Cook County - Challenge to Cook County's ban on so-called "assault weapons"
  • Harrel v. RaoulChallenge to Illinois's ban on so-called "assault weapons" and "large capacity magazines"
  • Fitz v. Rosenblum - Challenge to Oregon's ban on so-called "large capacity magazines"
  • Sullivan v. Ferguson - Challenge to Washington's ban on so-called "large capacity magazines"
  • Hartford v. Ferguson - Challenge to Washington’s ban on so-called “assault weapons"
  • Wiese v. Bonta - Challenge to California's ban on so-called "large capacity magazines"
  • Renna v. Bonta - Challenge to California's handgun “roster” and microstamping bans
  • Miller v. Bonta - Challenge to California's ban on so-called "assault weapons"
  • Richards v. Bonta - Federal lawsuit challenging California's 10-day firearm waiting period.
  • Nguyen v. Bonta - Challenge to California's "1-in-30" firearm purchase ban
  • Arnold v. Kotek - Challenge to Oregon gun control Measure 114
  • Landmark Firearms v. Evanchick - Challenge to the Penn. Attorney General's regulations re-defining “firearm” under state UFA
  • FOAC v. Pittsburgh - Challenge to Pittsburgh, PA's gun control ordinances

2) Eliminate prohibitions on the times, places, and manners of bearing arms in non-sensitive public places.

3) Eliminate prohibitions on the personal manufacture of common categories of firearms.

  • Rigby v. Jennings - Challenge to Delaware's ban on firearm self-manufacturing, property, truthful speech
  • Palmer v. Lombardo - Challenge to Nevada's confiscatory ban on firearm self-manufacturing, property
  • Fahr v. San Diego - Challenge to the City of San Diego's ban on firearm self-manufacturing, property

4) Eliminate prohibitions on access to and exercise of the right to keep and bear arms with respect to non-dangerous adult legal residents and citizens of the United States aged 18 and older.

  • White v. Cox - Challenge to Boston gun license delays
  • Francisco v. Cooke - Challenge to New Jersey's ban on carry, state statutes, and local enforcement practices
  • Lara v. Evanchick - Challenge to Pennsylvania's ban on carry by adults under age 21
  • Suarez v. Evanchick - Challenge to Pennsylvania's ban on carry by individuals who are not prohibited from possessing firearms
  • Williams v. Garland - Challenge to the federal lifetime ban under the Gun Control Act by non-violent persons 
  • Reese v. ATF - Challenge to the federal ban on handgun and ammunition purchases by adults under age 21
  • Meyer v. Raoul - Challenge to Illinois's ban on carry by adults under age 21
  • Worth v. Jacobson - Challenge to Minnesota's ban on carry by adults under age 21
  • Azzopardi v. Rosenblum - Challenge to Oregon "cannot-issue" gun permit law
  • Baughcum v. Jackson - Challenge to Georgia's ban on carry by adults under age 21
  • Richards v. Bonta - Federal lawsuit challenging California's 10-day firearm waiting period.
  • Nguyen v. Bonta - Challenge to California's "1-in-30" firearm purchase ban
  • McDougall v. Ventura County - Challenge to Ventura County's gun bans during COVID
  • Linton v. Bonta - Challenge to California's ban on gun possession by non-violent persons not federally disqualified from gun possession
  • Chavez v. Bonta - Challenge to California’s ban on firearm purchases by adults under age 21

5) Other Challenges

  • VanDerStok v. Garland - Challenge to the ATF's "frame or receiver" rule (SCOTUS CERT GRANTED!)
  • Mock v. Garland - Challenge to the ATF's pistol brace rule.
  • C.S. v. McCrumb - Challenge to school's ban on pro-gun speech by third-grade girl
  • Guedes v. ATF - Challenge to ATF's ban on "bumpstock" devices/re-definition of “machinegun”
  • FPC v. San Diego - Challenge to California SB 1327's fee-shifting provision chilling pro-gun advocacy
  • Barba v. Bonta - Challenge to California's gun owner data-sharing with anti-gun "researchers"
  • Armstrong v. City of Philadelphia - Challenge (through defense) against Philadelphia's enforcement of its pre-empted locked gun ordinance

ACTIVE FPC LAW CASES (BY JURISDICTION)

FEDERAL COURT CASES

Broken down by federal circuit court (see here for a map)

First Circuit

Second Circuit

  • New York
    • Calce v. NYC
      • Challenge to New York City's ban on stun guns/less-lethal arms
    • Christian v. Chiumento
      • Federal lawsuit challenging public carry bans in New York as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment
    • Hardaway v. Chiumento
      • Federal lawsuit challenging New York's "places of worship" gun ban as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment
    • Lane v. Rocah
      • Federal lawsuit challenging New York's "assault weapons" ban as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment

Third Circuit

  • Delaware
    • Rigby v. Jennings
      • Challenge to Delaware's ban on firearm self-manufacturing, truthful speech
    • Gray v. Jennings
      • Federal lawsuit challenging Delaware's "assault weapons" ban as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment
    • Graham v. Jennings
      • Federal lawsuit challenging Delaware's "large capacity" magazine ban as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment
  • New Jersey
    • Cheeseman v. Platkin
      • Challenge to New Jersey's ban on so-called "assault weapons"
    • Francisco v. Cooke
      • Challenge to New Jersey's ban on carry, state statutes, and local enforcement practices
    • Koons v. Platkin
      • Federal lawsuit challenging public carry bans in New Jersey as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment
  • Pennsylvania
    • Lara v. Evanchick
      • Challenge to Pennsylvania's ban on carry by adults under age 21
    • Suarez v. Evanchick
      • Challenge to Pennsylvania's ban on carry by individuals who are not prohibited from possessing firearms
    • Williams v. Garland
      • Challenge to the federal lifetime ban under the Gun Control Act by non-violent persons convicted of non-violent crimes that could be (but were not) punishable by more than one year incarceration

Fourth Circuit

  • Maryland
    • Bianchi v. Brown
      • Challenge to Maryland's ban on so-called "assault weapons"
    • Novotny v. Moore
      • Federal lawsuit challenging public carry bans in Maryland as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.

Fifth Circuit

  • Louisiana
    • Reese v. ATF
      • Challenge to the federal ban on handgun and ammunition purchases by adults under age 21
  • Texas

Sixth Circuit

  • Michigan
    • Oakland Tactical v. Howell Township
      • Challenge to Howell Township (Michigan) range ban ordinance
    • 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."

Seventh Circuit

  • Illinois
    • Viramontes v. Cook County
      • Challenge to Cook County's ban on so-called "assault weapons"
    • Meyer v. Raoul
      • Challenge to Illinois's ban on carry by adults under age 21
    • Harrel v. Raoul
      • Federal lawsuit challenging Illinois "assault weapon" and magazine bans
    • Schoenthal v. Raoul
      • Federal lawsuit challenging public transportation carry bans in Illinois as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.

Eight Circuit

  • Minnesota

Ninth Circuit

  • California
    • Miller v. Bonta
      • Challenge to California's ban on so-called "assault weapons"
    • Chavez v. Bonta
      • Federal Second Amendment challenge to the State of California’s ban on firearm purchases by adults over the age of 18 but under the age of 21
    • Renna v. Bonta
      • Challenge to California's handgun “roster” and microstamping bans
    • Nguyen v. Bonta
      • Challenge to California's "1-in-30" firearm purchase ban
    • Wiese v. Bonta
      • Challenge to California's confiscatory ban on so-called "large-capacity magazines"
    • Linton v. Bonta
      • Challenge to California's lifetime firearms ban enforced against individuals who were previously convicted of a non-violent crime but are not federally disqualified from firearms possession
    • Fahr v. San Diego
      • Challenge to the City of San Diego's ban on firearm self-manufacturing, property
    • McDougall v. Ventura County
      • Challenge to Ventura County's shut-downs and elimination of firearm transfers, shooting range practice during COVID
    • FPC v. San Diego
      • Federal lawsuit challenging California SB 1327's fee-shifting provision.
    • Richards v. Bonta
      • Federal lawsuit challenging California's 10-day firearm waiting period.
    • Carralero v. Bonta
      • Federal lawsuit challenging public carry bans in California as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment
    • Hoffman v. Bonta
      • Federal lawsuit challenging California's prohibition on out-of-state residents receiving carry licenses.
  • Nevada
    • Palmer v. Lombardo
      • Challenge to Nevada's confiscatory ban on firearm self-manufacturing, property
  • Oregon
  • Washington
    • Sullivan v. Ferguson
      • Challenge to Washington's confiscatory ban on so-called "large-capacity magazines"
    • Hartford v. Ferguson
      • Challenge to Washington’s unconstitutional ban on so-called “assault weapons"

Tenth Circuit

  • New Mexico
    • Fort v. Grisham
      • Challenge to New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s executive order banning firearm carry in Bernalillo County and Albuquerque.

Eleventh Circuit

D.C. Circuit

  • Washington, District of Columbia
    • Guedes v. ATF
      • Challenge to ATF's ban on "bumpstock" devices/re-definition of “machinegun”

STATE COURT CASES

California

  • FPC v. Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones
    • Challenge to Sacramento County's denial of records regarding firearm confiscations
  • Barba v. Bonta
    • Challenge to California's gun owner data-sharing with anti-gun "researchers"

Oregon

  • Arnold v. Kotek
    • Challenge against gun control Measure 114.

Pennsylvania