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FPC Fires First in Two Ninth Circuit Appeals Challenging Gun Store, Shooting Range COVID-19 Closures in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that opening briefs were filed before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in cases challenging COVID-19 closures of all gun stores and shooting ranges by officials in the counties of Ventura and Los Angeles, respectively.
FPC Challenge to Maryland’s “Assault Weapons” Ban Quickly Moves Up to Court of Appeals
Firearm Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today that FPC’s lawsuit challenging the State of Maryland’s ban on so-called “assault weapons,” Bianchi v. Frosh, is quickly moving up to the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Court to Decide FPC Intervention Motion Following Hearing in California v. ATF Lawsuit
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that the Court has taken its motion to intervene under consideration following a hearing in a federal lawsuit against ATF brought by the State of California, Giffords Law Center, and two individuals in a case seeking to force ATF to “conduct affirmative rulemaking regarding 80 percent receivers and frames in accordance with the GCA” and an injunction preventing the ATF “from implementing and enforcing ATF’s Classification Letters to Polymer80 (and other 80 percent receiver and frame manufacturers) and online guidance finding that 80 percent receivers and frames are not ‘firearms’ under the GCA.”
FPC Submits Supreme Court Merits Brief: California Law Requiring Charities and Non-Profits to Disclose Donor Lists Violates Fundamental First Amendment Rights
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an important brief with the United States Supreme Court in the cases of Americans for Prosperity v. Becerra and Thomas More Law Center v. Becerra.
FPC Announces New Filings and Order in Lawsuit Challenging California’s “Assault Weapons” Ban
This week, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) submitted two new filings to the Court in Miller v. Becerra, its federal Second Amendment challenge to the State of California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons.”
FPC Brief to Idaho Supreme Court: Someone Convicted of a Misdemeanor Cannot Be Considered a Felon-in-Possession Under Idaho Law
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an important brief in the case of U.S. v. Gutierrez, currently before the Supreme Court of Idaho. Mr. Gutierrez was charged for being a felon in possession of a firearm, even though his felony conviction was reduced to a misdemeanor nearly two decades ago.
FPC Condemns “Misguided” Vermont Supreme Court Opinion Upholding State Ban on Common Firearm Magazines
Today, FPC condemned the Vermont Supreme Court for issuing a ruling upholding the State’s ban on common firearm magazines using faulty logic and propaganda.
Federal Court Rules FPC Second Amendment Lawsuit Against Wake County, NC Sheriff May Proceed
This week, Federal District Court Judge Louise Flanagan of the Eastern District of North Carolina ordered that FPC’s lawsuit against Wake County, North Carolina Sheriff Gerald M. Baker can proceed.
FPC Files Proposed Findings of Fact and Law in Lawsuit Challenging California’s “Assault Weapons” Ban
This week, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed its post-trial Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in Miller v. Becerra, its federal Second Amendment challenge to the State of California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons.”
FPC Lawsuit Results in Win for Second Amendment Rights, 1.2 Million Allegheny County Residents
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) is pleased to announced that it has resolved its Cowey v. Mullen right-to-carry lawsuit filed less than three months ago with a binding settlement agreement resulting in permanent, positive changes to the carry licensing policies of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and its Sheriff’s Office.
FPC Statement on President Biden’s Renewed Promise of Gun Control
The Biden Administration’s promise to enact “gun law reforms” is nothing less than calling for further tyranny and paternalism cloaked in the false promise of so-called “public safety.” FPC remains firm in its belief that laws which threaten the rights, liberty, and property of the People are immoral, should be abolished, and must be fiercely opposed by all Americans who value liberty and the Republic.
FPC, Law Professors, and Georgia First Amendment Foundation File Amicus Brief Arguing that Lawful Businesses Should Not be Liable for Harms Caused by the Businesses’ Adversaries
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an important amicus brief with the Georgia Court of Appeals in McBrayer, et al. v. The Governors Ridge Property Owners Association, Inc., et al.
FPC Continues Fight in Anti-Rights Lawsuit Seeking to Force ATF to Expand Definition of “Firearm” to Include So-Called “80%” Objects
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an important brief to defend constitutional and statutory rights in a federal lawsuit brought by anti-Second Amendment cities and organizations that seeks to force the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to redefine the term “firearm” to include non-firearm objects, including so-called “80%” objects.
Flick v. Wilkinson: Fighting Federal Felon Dispossession Statutes for Non-Violent Crimes
The FPC legal team filed an amicus brief in Flick v. Wilkinson with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to grant the petition.
Federal Right-to-Carry Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed Against The City of Philadelphia, Police Commissioner Outlaw, and Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Robert Evanchick
Today, Federal District Court Judge Michael Baylson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied motions to dismiss filed by the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, as well as Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Colonel Robert Evanchick, in the FPC right-to-carry Second Amendment lawsuit Fetsurka v. Outlaw.
FPC Brief to Supreme Court: Nonviolent Felons Have Second Amendment Rights
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) announced the filing of an important United States Supreme Court brief in the case of Flick v. Wilkinson, a case challenging the federal lifetime firearms prohibition for felons.
MSI v. Hogan: Protecting Personal Property Rights from Government Interference
On Thursday, FPC filed an amicus brief in support of Maryland Shall Issue arguing the history and tradition of the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause make clear that it protects personal property as robustly as real property, and that the lower courts erred in holding to the contrary.
FPC Supreme Court Brief: Maryland Bump-stock Ban is Unconstitutional
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case of Maryland Shall Issue v. Hogan, a case challenging the Maryland government’s confiscatory ban on bump-stock devices.
NYSRPA v. Corlett: New York Right to Carry Outside the Home
Last we checked, the Second Amendment doesn’t limit the right to bear arms to a few select locations. Yet courts across the country have had trouble deciding where the right applies. The Firearms Policy Coalition is helping to fix the problem.
FPC and FPF Urge the United States Supreme Court to Restore the Right to Carry Arms in Public
The brief was authored by FPC’s Director of Constitutional Studies, Joseph Greenlee. It is FPC’s second Supreme Court brief filed in the last week.
FPC and FPF file Amicus Brief Arguing that the Community Caretaking Exception Should Not Apply to the Home
FPC and FPF file Amicus Brief Arguing that the Community Caretaking Exception Should Not Apply to the Home. The issue presented in the case is whether the “community caretaking” exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement extends to the home.
Joe Biden Wants to Put Parents in Time Out for Unregulated Gun Storage
According to his gun control plan, Biden “supports legislation holding adults criminally and civilly liable for directly or negligently giving a minor access to a firearm, regardless of whether the minor actually gains possession of the firearm.”
Ohio and Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Cite FPC Scholarship
Today, the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that in roughly two weeks’ time, justices of two state courts of last resort have cited the scholarship of FPC Director of Research, Joseph Greenlee.
Joe Biden Wants to Disarm Teachers and Waste Millions of Taxpayer Dollars on “Gun Violence” Research
According to his gun control plan, President-Elect Joe Biden “supports barring states from using federal dollars to arm or train educators to discharge firearms”, because America “should be passing rational gun laws, not requiring educators who already have too much on their plates to also protect the safety of their students.”