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FPC Congratulates Justice Amy Coney Barrett
“With Justice Barrett on the Court, we hope to soon see a shift towards the aggressive stewardship of our rights the Constitution compels and the People deserve.”
This Week In Gun Rights: October 24, 2020
Senate Judiciary Committee votes in favor of confirming Amy Coney Barrett, 12 - 0; Wyoming to expose identities of gun rights donors; CDC tax dollars at work; Young Pennsylvanians challenging the Commonwealth’s discriminatory gun laws; Appeals court declines to hear non-violent petitioner’s request to restore gun rights; Other Appeals Court rules against community property rights for gun owners; Virginia laws to stop unreasonable search and seizure practices, rehiring of bad cops.
FPC Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Vote to Advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett
“As we recently explained, the American people need and deserve a strong Supreme Court majority that will do what the Constitution’s text and liberty compel,” said FPC President Brandon Combs. “The Senate Judiciary Committee did the right thing by voting to advance Judge Barrett to a full Senate vote. We continue to urge the Senate to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court without delay.”
This Week In Gun Rights: October 17, 2020
SCOTUS nominee says the Second Amendment is an individual right; ATF suspends Honey Badger cease and desist letter amid White House investigation; GOA and GOF file petition to the VA to restore veterans’ gun rights; Giffords’ new "gun rights" group; Canadian government plans to allow municipalities to ban handguns.
FPC Continues Fight for 2A Rights of Young Adults in New Federal Lawsuit Challenging Pennsylvania Carry Ban
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a new federal Second Amendment lawsuit challenging the State of Pennsylvania’s laws that prevent young adults under age 21 from carrying a loaded firearm outside of the home for self-defense. The case, Lara v. Evanchick, can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.
FPC & FPF: Tenth Circuit Should Protect Due Process and Enforce Separation of Powers by Applying Rule of Lenity in Bump Stock Appeal
After consistently issuing letter rulings declaring that bump-stocks are not machineguns, the ATF backtracked and declared that “bump-stock type” devices were machineguns in a Final Rule issued on December 26, 2018. Consequently, the ATF ordered Mr. Aposhian to destroy his bump-stock device by March 26, 2019, or face up to 10 years imprisonment. Mr. Aposhian challenged the ATF’s Final Rule, alleging that Congress—not an administrative agency—should define criminal laws
This Week In Gun Rights: October 10, 2020
Philly suing PA, Brace for Impact, and More
FPC to President Trump: Investigate Honey Badger SBR Debacle and Terminate Rogue ATF Employees, “Drain the ATF Swamp”
In FPC’s letter, attorney and FPC Director of Legal Strategy Adam Kraut identified the ATF’s Chief Counsel’s office as the source of the authorization and oversight for the action taken against Q, stating that “[m]ost egregious is that those involved attempted to circumvent the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) order to not issue determinations on specific products and utilized the division in charge of criminal enforcement to carry out their anti-gun owner agenda.”
FPC Submits Pre-Litigation Request to DOJ, ATF in Q Honey Badger SBR Determination Matter to Protect Gun Owners
“Attorney General Barr, DOJ, and ATF should take immediate steps to correct their errors and withdraw the Q cease and desist,” commented Kraut. “But as we said in our letter request, FPC will take any action that is necessary and appropriate to protect the interest of our members, our supporters, and the public from a rogue executive branch agency.”
FPC Statement on ATF’s Cease and Desist to Q, LLC Regarding the Honey Badger Pistol’s Status as a Purported Short Barrel Rifle
ATF has once again unlawfully and unconstitutionally exceeded its authority and changed the law by issuing a new determination that is devoid of logic and reason, contains no explanation as to the manner in which it arrived at its conclusion, conflicts with its prior determinations, and embodies the very essence of “arbitrary and capricious”.
Supreme Court Should Decide Non-Violent Felons Have Second Amendment Rights, Lifetime Ban Should Be Struck Down
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) announced the filing of an important brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the case of Torres v. United States. FPC’s brief contains authoritative research showing that the federal ban on firearm possession by nonviolent felons is unconstitutional and not historically supported. It is available online at FPCLegal.org.
CA Gov. Newsom Signs Multiple Freedom Infringing Bills
Yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed numerous gun control bills that expand the State’s already unconstitutional regulatory scheme and infringe on fundamental, human rights.
Maryland Police Raid Home in Search for Toy Guns
Police are getting called on toy guns due to online and distance learning zoom meetings.
The Second Amendment Absolutely, Positively Protects Magazines That Hold More Than 10 Rounds
A few weeks ago, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals released a 2-1 panel decision affirming (agreeing with) the district court’s judgment that held as constitutional the State of New Jersey’s ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, sometimes called “large-capacity” magazines by anti-Second Amendment politicians.
This Week In Gun Rights: September 26, 2020
Study: Age Bans Don't Stop Homicides; Amy Coney Barrett is the apparent frontrunner for the Supreme Court nomination; Alyssa Milano calls cops on teen with BB gun; Was NYPD cop a Chinese spy?; Ohio Legislature votes to extend concealed handgun licenses; Update: Murphy gun fees nixed; Hawaii signing off on new gun laws.
FPC: Confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court - SCOTUSvote.com
The American people deserve a strong Supreme Court majority that will do what the Constitution’s text and liberty compel. The Court must have the strength and courage to weigh in on these important issues and strike down the unjust and unconstitutional laws that separate the People from their rights, including the rights to keep and bear arms, freedom of speech, due process, and equal protection of the laws.
FPC Brief: New Jersey’s Ban on “Large-Capacity Magazines” Should be Struck Down
PHILADELPHIA (September 24, 2020) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) announced the filing of an important legal brief in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the State of New Jersey’s ban on so-called “large-capacity magazines” that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. The brief is available online at FPCLegal.org.
BREAKING: Lawsuit Challenging California “Assault Weapon” Ban Moves Forward; Federal Judge Denies California’s Motion to Dismiss
Federal Court Judge on CA's "assault weapon" ban: “If ever the existence of a state statute had a chilling effect on the exercise of a constitutional right, this is it.”
FPC, FPF Sue Sumner County, Tennessee and Sheriff Over “F**K Gun Control” Decal
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that attorneys for FPC, Firearms Policy Foundation, and Mr. Nicholas Ennis filed a new federal lawsuit over the unconstitutional stop and citation of Ennis based on a pro-Second Amendment decal displayed on his truck
FPC: U.S. Senate Must Confirm a Strong Constitutionalist Justice NOW
FPC: Senate Majority Leader McConnell & Senate MUST quickly CONFIRM a strong, courageous, & principled jurist who will vigorously protect rights, including the #2A right to keep & bear arms, to fill the #SCOTUS vacancy left by the passing of Justice Ginsburg.
This Week In Gun Rights: September 19, 2020
Ex-San Diego Sheriff’s captain pleads guilty to illegal gun sales; Police raid home in search for toy guns; Former Atlanta CFO Jim Beard indicted on fraud, weapons charges; Second Amendment Knife Case in Hawaii; Gun group files new petition to redhead case on New Jersey magazine capacity law; Return of guns in Virginia case demonstrates how red flag laws can be abused.
This Week In Gun Rights: September 12, 2020
Everytown is mad about gun signage; Alabama politician wants “mental health courts”;Federal appeals court refuses to hear mental health case; Richmond, VA bans carry at permitted events; Calls to prosecute big igloo fans; “Pro-Second Amendment” names added to President Trump’s SCOTUS list; Petition to rescind Trudeau’s gun ban has massive support; Progress in fight to restore right to carry at the New Hampshire capital.
Longtime Second Amendment Advocate J. Pierce Shields Joins FPC as its National Director of Advancement
“I am very excited to join the FPC Team to help build the future of Second Amendment advocacy and fight for the People,” said Shields. “My job is to make sure that gun owners have the strongest possible team in their corner, and I am confident that FPC is where I can and will do just that.”
This Week In Gun Rights: September 5, 2020
Appeals court upholds New Jersey’s magazine capacity ban; Federal court upholds Washington gun laws; Texas lawmaker wants to repeal state carry permit requirement; City wants residents to tattle on people building ghost guns; Town trying to ban open carry on public property; City complicates firearm discharge ordinance.