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FPC Files New Second Amendment Lawsuit to Restore the Right to Bear Arms in Public
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a new federal Second Amendment lawsuit, Suarez v. Evanchick, challenging Pennsylvania’s laws and practices completely denying the right to carry to individuals who were previously granted relief from prior non-violent convictions and are not currently prohibited from possessing firearms.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Begs For Package of Rights-Trampling Gun Control
Today, in yet another blatant attempt to further infringe upon the right to keep and bear arms, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy unveiled his latest in a long line of unconstitutional, rights-infringing gun control schemes.
FPC Responds to Senate Democrats Proposed Federal Ban on Standard Capacity Firearm Magazines
Today, Senate Democrats introduced yet another unconstitutional and outrageous bill attacking the right to keep and bear arms and personal property rights, this one aimed at banning standard capacity firearm ammunition magazines that are commonly possessed and used for lawful purposes by the millions.
Florida Court of Appeals Restores Firearm Preemption Law Penalties
Today, a 3-judge panel of Florida’s First District Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Florida v. City of Weston, which unanimously determined that the challenged penalties for violations of the state’s firearm and ammunition preemption law “are valid and enforceable.”
FPC Joins U.S. Supreme Court Brief to Protect Student Speech
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition announced the filing of an important merits-stage brief with the United States Supreme Court in the First Amendment case of Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., imploring the Court to protect off-campus student speech.
Washington Appeals Court Rules That Swords are “Arms” Under the Second Amendment But Upholds Seattle’s Ban on Carry
This week, a 3-judge panel of the Washington Court of Appeals - Division I issued an opinion in Zaitzeff v. City of Seattle, which held that even though the sword Zaitzeff carried in a Seattle park is protected by both the Second Amendment and the Washington State Constitution as an arm, the city’s ban on carrying it is constitutional as applied to him.
FPC Statement on President Biden’s Nomination of Gun Control Extremist David Chipman to be Director of the “AFT”
Today, President Biden confirmed his intention to nominate former ATF special agent and Giffords gun control extremist David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (i.e., “ATF,” which President Biden ignorantly and repeatedly called “AFT” during today’s press conference).
FPC Statement Ahead of President Biden’s Planned Gun Control Action
According to recent reports, the Biden Administration is planning to impose an entire package of executive-backed gun control as soon as tomorrow.
FPC to Ninth Circuit: California’s Magazine Ban Violates the Second Amendment; History Shows Such Arms Are Protected
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an important brief with the en banc Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Duncan v. Becerra, a case challenging California’s ban on magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
Fourth Circuit Wrongly Upholds Terrorist Screening Database Program
Yesterday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Elhady v. Kable, which reversed the District Court’s opinion and held that the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) “conforms to long-settled propositions of law” and therefore does not violate the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.
With Briefing Concluded, FPC Second Amendment Lawsuit Now Awaits Supreme Court Action
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that certiorari-stage briefing has concluded with the U.S. Supreme Court in FPC’s Folajtar v. Attorney General Garland case, a Second Amendment lawsuit about the scope of the right to keep and bear arms that has drawn much media coverage in major outlets including Forbes, Reason, Fox News, National Review, and Chicago Sun-Times.
FPC Challenge to Maryland’s Handgun Carry Ban Quickly Moves Up to Court of Appeals
Firearm Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today that FPC’s Call v. Jones lawsuit challenging the State of Maryland’s laws that prevent law-abiding people from exercising their right to carry firearms in public is quickly moving up to the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Florida Court of Appeals Affirms Order Blocking Enforcement of Broward County Gun Control Ordinances
Today, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal issued an opinion in Broward County v. Florida Carry, which determined that three Broward County ordinances “clearly regulate guns,” and are thus preempted by state law.
FPC Condemns Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion Upholding Carry Ban
Today, the Ninth Circuit issued its en banc opinion in Young v. Hawaii—a case in which Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed a supporting brief—where the court upheld Hawaii’s de facto ban on the public carry of firearms.
FPC to Supreme Court: Gun Control Act’s Lifetime Ban on Non-Violent Persons Violates Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an important brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Holloway v. Attorney General Garland, et al. encouraging the Supreme Court to grant certiorari (review) of a wrong-decided Third Circuit opinion holding that a non-violent misdemeanor crime can result in a lifetime ban on firearms under the Gun Control Act.
FPC Challenges New Jersey’s Firearm Purchase Permit Requirements in New Second Amendment Lawsuit
“New Jersey’s unconstitutional laws are offensive to human liberty,” said FPC President Brandon Combs. “No one should be forced to beg the government and get permission before exercising their human rights. This lawsuit is about eliminating these restrictions and giving back to the People their power of choice.”
FPC Announces Settlement of Lawsuit Over California “Bullet Button Assault Weapon” “Registration Disasters”
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced a major settlement agreement, inclusive of an injunction and consent decree, with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Department of Justice (DOJ) in Sharp v. Becerra, a federal due process lawsuit that challenged the State’s implementation and enforcement of “assault weapons” laws passed in 2016, including “registration disasters” such as failed DOJ systems.
California DOJ Court Filing in FPC “Assault Weapons” Lawsuit Shows Semi-Automatics Are Most Popular Firearms, Huge Increase For Likely First-Time Gun Buyers in 2020
New California Department of Justice (DOJ) information filed in Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC)’s Second Amendment lawsuit challenging California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” shows that the number of likely new gun owners skyrocketed in 2020, continues to be high in 2021, and that semiautomatic firearms are overwhelmingly popular, FPC announced today.
FPC Submits Brief to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: The ATF Does Not Have the Authority to Rewrite Criminal Law
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed an important brief in the case of Cargill v. Garland, et al with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
FPC Statement Following Colorado Judge’s Order Enjoining Enforcement of Boulder Ordinances Prohibiting “Assault Weapons” and “Large Capacity” Magazines
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) released the following statement today regarding Colorado 20th Judicial District Judge Andrew Hartman’s order in Chambers v. Boulder, which determined that Boulder, Colorado’s 2018 ordinances banning so-called “assault weapons” and “large capacity” magazines are both preempted by state law.
FPC Statement on Sen. Feinstein’s Proposed Ban on So-Called “Assault Weapons”
Much like her necrotic career, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) yesterday introduced another failure of public policy, this time a proposed ban on so-called “assault weapons” and common firearm magazines that has been roundly rejected throughout the majority of the United States for good reason, not the least of which is that it is unconstitutional and immoral.
FPC Statement on House Passage of Gun Control Bills
The members who supported these bills—who are made of the same despicable fabric as the tyrants that led to our nation’s great revolt—voted against the People, our Constitution, and the very freedoms that made the United States a beacon of liberty.
FPC Michigan Supreme Court Brief: State Law Preempts The University of Michigan from Categorically Banning All Firearms From Campus Property
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) announced the filing of an important brief in the case of Wade v. University of Michigan, currently before the Michigan Supreme Court.
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.