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Student sues school officials in FPC-backed lawsuit to protect pro-Second Amendment speech
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) today announced a new FPC-supported federal lawsuit against the superintendent of Durand (Michigan) Area Schools, the principal of Robert Kerr Elementary School, and a Robert Kerr school staff member 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.” The complaint for C.S. v. McCrumb can be found at FPCLaw.org.
FPC leads Second Amendment win in appeal challenging California’s age-based firearm purchase ban
A 3-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision today in the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation (FPCAF)-led case of Jones v. Bonta, holding that California’s age-based firearms purchase ban is unconstitutional and that “the district court erred in not enjoining an almost total ban on semiautomatic centerfire rifles” for young adults. The decision can be found online at FPCLaw.org.
FPC letter to U.S. Senate: Dettelbach unfit to lead ATF
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today it has sent a letter to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary demanding that it “exercise its constitutional authority, and moral duty, to withhold consent” of President Biden’s nomination of Steve Dettlebach for the position of Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
FPC responds to Duke Center for Firearms Law article on test courts should use on Second Amendment cases
A rebuttal in response to criticism of a scholarly paper authored by FPC Action Foundation director of constitutional studies, Joseph Greenlee, was published today by the Duke Center for Firearms Law. In its April 27 article, “Ghost Guns, History, and the Second Amendment,” the Duke Center called into question an argument Greenlee makes in “The American Tradition of Self-made Arms” defending the test of text as informed by history and tradition (THT) as being the correct methodology for Second Amendment jurisprudence.
FPC files First and Second Amendment lawsuit against San Jose’s unconstitutional gun insurance scheme
Today, attorneys for Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed a new lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging the City of San Jose’s ordinance requiring gun owners to purchase liability insurance and pay a fee in order to exercise their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. FPC’s complaint argues that the mandate violates both the First and Second Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. A copy of the complaint in Glass v. City of San Jose can be found at FPCLegal.org.
Georgia becomes 25th state to enact permitless carry legislation
Firearms Policy Coalition issued the following statement in response to Governor Brian Kemp signing Senate Bill 319. Effective immediately, the law removes concealed carry permit requirements for adults 21 years of age or older who are not otherwise prohibited from owning a firearm. Under this new law, the existing system remains optional for residents who still want to have a permit.
80% Lowers Joins FPC Constitution Alliance to Support Pro-Second Amendment Litigation, Advocacy, and Education Programs
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today that national firearm component retailer 80% Lowers has joined FPC’s Constitution Alliance family as a Benefactor Member. Through its contributions, 80% Lowers is supporting pro-rights legal action, advocacy, grassroots engagement, and educational initiatives across the nation, including FPC Law, the nation’s first and only full-scope public interest legal team focused on the right to keep and bear arms and adjacent rights.
FPC rebukes President Biden’s proposed “ghost gun” rule, ATF nomination
FPC has released the following statement regarding President Biden’s new ban on self-built firearms and nomination of Steven Dettelbach, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
Brief filed by FPC is instrumental in obtaining order to proceed in case against government Facebook censorship
Firearms Policy Coalition today issued the following statement in response to summary judgment orders granted in Delbert Sgaggio v. De Young, et al., a case in which FPC filed an important brief to support a challenge to the City of Woodland Park, Colorado police department’s removal of criticisms posted by an individual to its Facebook page and banning the individual from further posting:
FPC to Supreme Court in Duncan brief: Force ‘bitter medicine’ upon defiant lower courts or Second Amendment is meaningless
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation (FPCAF) announced the filing of an important brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari in Duncan v. Bonta (formerly Duncan v. Becerra), a case challenging California’s ban on magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
FPC’s Supreme Court brief argues lifetime handgun ban for nonviolent offenders is unconstitutional
Firearms Policy Coalition today announced the filing of an important brief with the Supreme Court of the United States asking it to grant certiorari in Morin v. Lyver, a case challenging Massachusetts’s lifetime ban on firearm purchases as applied to a person convicted of a nonviolent misdemeanor. FPC’s brief is joined by FPC Action Foundation (formerly Firearms Policy Foundation) and can be found at FPCLaw.org.
FPC statement on ATF classifying some ‘forced-reset triggers’ (FRTs) as ‘machineguns’
Firearms Policy Coalition today issued the following statement regarding the ATF’s “Open Letter to All Federal Firearms Licensees” regarding its classification of some “forced-reset triggers” (FRTs) as “firearms” and “machineguns” as defined in the National Firearms Act (NFA) and Gun Control Act (GCA):
FPC to lead lawsuit against Washington State over magazine ban
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) issued the following statement in response to the enactment of Washington Senate Bill 5078, which goes into effect on July 1, 2022:
Indiana acknowledges right to bear arms applies to all peaceable adults by enacting 18 and older permitless carry legislation
Today, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the Firearms Policy Coalition-supported House Bill 1296 into law, making it the 24th state to enact permitless carry legislation.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine enacts FPC-supported permitless carry legislation
Today, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed the Firearms Policy Coalition-supported S.B. 215 into law and rightfully defended a truth we’ve known to be self-evident long before our nation’s founding: Government permission slips are not required for the free exercise of the People’s natural right to keep and bear arms.
FPC Applauds Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Following Enactment of Permitless Carry
Firearms Policy Coalition announced today that Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed House Bill 272, enacting permitless carry in the state.
Unity Tactical Joins FPC Constitution Alliance to Support Pro-Second Amendment Litigation, Advocacy, and Education Programs
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today that Unity Tactical, a designer of weapon system integration solutions headquartered in Broussard, Louisiana, has joined FPC’s Constitution Alliance family as a Benefactor Member.
ZEV Technologies Joins FPC Constitution Alliance to Support Pro-Second Amendment Litigation, Advocacy, and Education Programs
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today that ZEV Technologies, a leading manufacturer of premium firearms and upgrade parts based in Centralia, Washington, has joined FPC’s Constitution Alliance family as a Benefactor Member.
FPC Exclusive: Interview with Texas Governor Greg Abbott
As we note in our own constitution, FPC believes that how a government or society regulates the right to keep and bear arms indicates how that government or society does or will approach regulation of other natural rights and personal property.
FPC Statement on Biden Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Following President Biden’s announcement today nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) released the following statement.
FPC Statement on Indiana’s Permitless Carry Legislation
In advance of the Indiana Senate holding committee hearings this week on House Bill 1077, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) issued the following statement.
FPC Statement on Gavin Newsom’s Newest Attack on Gun Owners
Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Rob Bonta held a press conference to boast about the State’s latest attacks on fundamental human rights.
FPC: YouTube Should Protect Speech, Not Placate Politicians
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) issued the following statement in response to the February 14, 2022 letter from Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Christopher Murphy (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Edward Markey (D-MA) to YouTube’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki, demanding that it remove lawful content from its platform.
FPC Brief Argues Removal of Comments on Government Facebook Page Violated First Amendment Rights
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has filed a motion seeking leave to file a proposed amicus brief with the United States Court for the District of Colorado in the case of Delbert Sgaggio v. De Young, et al., a case where the magistrate judge recently concluded that Sgaggio’s criticism of City of Woodland Park, Colorado government employees was “obscene” and therefore unprotected by the First Amendment.