We need your help! Support Firearms Policy Coalition’s Legal Action Fund for July 2015

This GoFundMe campaign is to fund Firearms Policy Coalition’s Legal Action Fund for July 2015.

Cases we need to brief in July:

Pena v. Lindley
Status: On appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Summary: Second Amendment challenge to California’s handgun Roster and “microstamping” laws.
Why: The district court held that the Second Amendment does not protect safe, modern handguns banned by the , thus upholding both the Roster and microstamping requirement.
Anticipated cost: $9,000

Bauer v. Harris
Status: On appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Summary: Second Amendment challenge to the California “DROS” fee.
Why: The district court held that the State of California’s use of revenue generated by a fee imposed on every firearm sale conducted in the state, the Dealer’s Record of Sale fee (“the DROS fee”), to fund a general law enforcement program administered by the California Department of Justice (“DOJ”), known as the
Armed Prohibited Persons System (“the APPS”), does not violate the Second Amendment.
Anticipated cost: $6,000

CCP v. Harris
Status: On petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
Summary: Federal pre-emption and First/Fourteenth Amendment challenge to California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ requirement that some conservative non-profit charities provide the State’s Department of Justice with a copy of their donor records, including donor names and addresses.
Why: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Harris’ requirement. If this ruling stands, donors of groups, including gun rights charities, are at risk; nonprofit charities will be damaged by reduced contributions due to such policies.
Anticipated cost: $7,000

Caetano v. Massachusetts
Status: On petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
What: Challenge to the State of Massachusetts’ ban on the possession of “stun guns;” implicates the Second Amendment right to acquire (keep) and bear arms in common use for lawful purposes.
Why: The Massachusetts Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Ms. Jamie Caetano for possession of a “stun gun.” The Court said that stun guns are not protected under the Second Amendment because they are “dangerous and unusual” and that Ms. Caetano had no right to possess and carry one for self defense.
Anticipated cost: $8,000

Firearms Policy Coalition is a non-profit, grassroots organization whose mission is to protect and advance the People’s rights enshrined in the United States Constitution, especially the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms protected under the Second Amendment, through legal efforts, advocacy, education, outreach, and technology.