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FPC LAW LEGAL ACTION DOCKET: Get the latest filings here.

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ACTIVE 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 young 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

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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 young 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 young 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
    • Worth v. Jacobson
      • Challenge to Minnesota's ban on carry by young adults under age 21

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
  • 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
  • Campos v. Bonta
    • Challenging the California Attorney General and Bureau of Firearms over their intentional delay of firearm transactions past the statutory ten day waiting period absent a legal basis.
  • Barba v. Bonta
    • Challenge to California's gun owner data-sharing with anti-gun "researchers"

Pennsylvania


RECENT FPC DOCKET ENTRIES

April 11, 2024 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

April 10, 2024 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

March 25, 2024 - United States District Court for the District of Delaware

March 22, 2024 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

March 21, 2024 - Second Circuit Court of Appeals

March 18, 2024 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

March 15, 2024 - United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

March 13, 2024 - Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

March 12, 2024 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

March 11, 2024 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

  • Nguyen v. Bonta: Federal Second Amendment constitutional challenge to California's ban on purchasing more than one handgun or semiautomatic, centerfire rifle in a 30-day period.

March 7, 2024 - United States Supreme Court

March 6, 2024 - United States District Court for the Western District of New York

March 6, 2024 - United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

February 29, 2024 - United States District Court for the Northern District of California

  • Linton v. Bonta: Lawsuit challenging California’s laws and policies that deny Second Amendment rights to peaceable people whose rights should have been fully restored after their non-violent felony convictions in other states were vacated and nullified.

February 16, 2024 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

February 15, 2024 - Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

February 15, 2024 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

February 12, 2024 - United States Supreme Court

February 12, 2024 - Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

February 9, 2024 - Second Circuit Court of Appeals

February 8, 2024 - United States Supreme Court

February 1, 2024 - Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

January 30, 2024 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

January 29, 2024 - United States Supreme Court

January 19, 2024 - United States Supreme Court

January 18, 2024 - Third Circuit Court of Appeals

January 17, 2024 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

December 28, 2023 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

December 22, 2023 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

December 20, 2023 - United States District Court for the Central District of California

December 7, 2023 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

November 21, 2023 - United States District Court for the Central District of California

November 20, 2023 - Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

November 15, 2023 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

November 14, 2023 - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • Williams v. Garland: Challenging lifetime gun ban for non-violent misdemeanor conviction

November 13, 2023 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

November 9, 2023 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

October 19, 2023 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

October 10, 2023 - United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

October 5, 2023 - United States Supreme Court

September 29, 2023 - United States District Court for the District of Maryland

September 26, 2023 - United States District Court for the Central District of California

September 25, 2023 - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

September 21, 2023 - United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

September 21, 2023 - Third Circuit Court of Appeals

September 18, 2023 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

September 13, 2023 - United States District Court for the District of New Mexico

September 12, 2023 - United States District Court for the District of New Mexico

September 1, 2023 - United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

August 24, 2023 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

August 22, 2023 - Third Circuit Court of Appeals

August 18, 2023 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

August 16, 2023 - Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

August 10, 2023 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • United States v. Daniels: Criminal case challenging 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) as applied to a marijuana user.

August 8, 2023 - United States Supreme Court

August 8, 2023 - United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

August 2, 2023 - United States Supreme Court

August 1, 2023 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

July 26, 2023 - United States Supreme Court

July 24, 2023 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

July 21, 2023 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

July 18, 2023 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

July 7, 2023 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

July 5, 2023 - Third Circuit Court of Appeals

June 30, 2023 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

June 22, 2023 - United States Supreme Court

June 21, 2023 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

June 20, 2023 - Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

June 9, 2023 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

June 6, 2023 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

June 5, 2023 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

June 1, 2023 - United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

May 26, 2023 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

May 25, 2023 - United States District Court for the District of Maryland

May 23, 2023 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

May 16, 2023 - United States District Court for the District of Maryland

May 16, 2023 - United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

May 4, 2023 - United States District Court for the Western District of Washington 

May 2, 2023 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

May 1, 2023 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

April 28, 2023 - United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

April 25, 2023 - United States District Court for the Western District of Washington 

April 24, 2023 - 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.

April 18, 2023 - Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

April 14, 2023 - Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

April 7, 2023 - First Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Granata v. Campbell: Federal Second Amendment constitutional challenge to Massachusetts' Approved Firearms Roster and Attorney General's Handgun Sales Regulations.

April 6, 2023 - Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

March 31, 2023 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

March 31, 2023 - United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

March 2, 2023 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

March 1, 2023 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

February 21, 2023 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

February 6, 2023 - Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

January 31, 2023 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

January 23, 2023 - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

January 17, 2023 - United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

January 12, 2023 - United States District Court for the District of Delaware

January 9, 2023 - United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

December 30, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

December 22, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

December 22, 2022 - United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

December 20, 2022 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

December 19, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

December 14, 2022 - California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District

December 6, 2022 - United States District Court for the District of Oregon

December 6, 2022 - United States District Court for the Northern District of California

December 2, 2022 - United States District Court for the District of Oregon

December 2, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

November 30, 2022 - United States District Court for the District of Oregon

November 28, 2022 - United States District Court for the District of Delaware

November 28, 2022 - United States District Court for the Western District of New York

November 28, 2022 - Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

November 16, 2022 - United States District Court for the District of Delaware

November 14, 2022 - First Circuit Court of Appeals

November 3, 2022 - United States District Court for the Western District of New York

October 28, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

October 24, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

October 24, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

October 21, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

October 20, 2022 - United States District Court for the Western District of New York

October 14, 2022 - Superior Court of California (County of San Diego)

  • Barba v. Bonta: Challenge to California Assembly Bill 173, which requires the state’s Department of Justice to share the personal identifying information of millions of gun and ammunition owners with other parties for non-law-enforcement purposes.

October 14, 2022 - United States District Court for the Western District of New York

October 13, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

October 13, 2022 - United States District Court for the Western District of New York

October 12, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

October 10, 2022 - Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

October 10, 2022 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

October 10, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

October 3, 2022 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

September 28, 2022 - United States District Court for the Western District of New York

September 27, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

September 23, 2022 - United States District Court for the District of Delaware

September 22, 2022 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

September 21, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

September 19, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

September 15, 2022 - United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

September 13, 2022 - United States District Court for the Western District of New York

September 9, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

September 7, 2022 - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

September 2, 2022 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

September 2, 2022 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

September 1, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

  • Renna v. Bonta: Lawsuit challenging California’s handgun “roster” ban laws, its ban on self-manufacturing handguns, and provisions in SB-1327 that are designed to suppress and chill legitimate challenges to firearms regulations.

August 30, 2022 - United States District Court for the Southern District of California

August 29, 2022 - United States District Court for the Northern District of California

August 25, 2022 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

August 23, 2022 - Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

August 18, 2022 - Third Circuit Court of Appeals

August 12, 2022 - 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.

August 12, 2022 - Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

August 11, 2022 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

August 9, 2022 - United States District Court for the District of Columbia

  • Guedes v. BATFE: Federal lawsuit challenging ATF/President Trump's ban on "bump stock" devices by executive fiat

August 4, 2022 - United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

August 3, 2022 - Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

August 1, 2022 - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

July 25, 2022 - Third Circuit Court of Appeals

July 22, 2022 - Superior Court of California (County of San Diego)

  • Campos v. Bonta: Challenging the California Attorney General and Bureau of Firearms over their intentional delay of firearm transactions past the statutory ten day waiting period absent a legal basis.

July 18, 2022 - Third Circuit Court of Appeals

July 14, 2022 - San Francisco Police and Sheriff's Departments

July 12, 2022 - United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

July 8, 2022 - United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

July 1, 2022 - United States Supreme Court

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