NEW YORK (March 15, 2024) – Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation (FPCAF) announced the filing of a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit challenging New York’s ban on so-called “assault weapons.” The motion in Lane v. Rocah can be viewed at

“AR-15s and similar semiautomatic rifles are the second-best selling firearm in the country of any type (behind semiautomatic handguns) at approximately 20% of sales, and they are overwhelmingly owned for lawful purposes such as self-defense, training, and hunting,” argues the brief. “New York simply cannot show that firearms that are the most popular in the country are dangerous and unusual.”

“Now that we have defeated New York’s attempt to dismiss this case we can move to the real heart of it–New York’s unconstitutional ban on semiautomatic arms derisively labeled as ‘assault weapons,’” said Cody J. Wisniewski, FPC Action Foundation’s Vice President and General Counsel, and counsel for FPC. “This brief kicks off the full merits of this case and demonstrates the deep flaws with New York’s ban and its attempt to misconstrue Supreme Court precedent. New York’s ban is unconstitutional–full stop–and we look forward to the Court finding as much.”

This FPC-supported case is brought by two individuals, who are represented by FPC Action Foundation alongside the Second Amendment Foundation.

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