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FPC, FPF Announce New Briefs Filed in Lawsuits on Calif. “Assault Rifle” Ban, New Jersey Magazine Ban, Calif. Prohibited Person Ban; PA Commonwealth Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Order Against Pennsylvania State Police
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced a number of important new court filings, including a brief in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals regarding New Jersey’s ban on firearm magazines, in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding California’s ban on so-called common semiautomatic “assault rifles,” and in the Northern District of California regarding the State’s total ban on firearms applied against people who have had convictions vacated and rights restored by appropriate courts in other states. The documents are available at FPCLegal.org
This Week in Gun Rights: Feb 1, 2020
Injunction WON in suit over PA’s “ghost gun” ban, Bloomberg to run anti-gun ad at superbowl, Texas Church Hero Rebuffed by Bloomberg Lackey, Virginia House Democrats Vote to Table Law Protecting Victims, Anti-Gun Virginia Legislator Given Free Pass on DUI Stop, Virginia House of Delegates Passes Several Anti-2A Bills, Virginia Democrats Propose Law Restricting the First Amendment, irginia Democrat Introduces bill weaponizing banks against 2A, Nearly 200 People in NJ Have Had Their Firearms Seized Under Red Flag Law, Oklahoma Lawmaker Introduces Bill Permitting Carry on Campus
BREAKING: FPC, FPF Secure Preliminary Injunction Against Pennsylvania State Police ‘Partially Manufactured Receivers’ Policy Following Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s December 2019 “Legal Opinion”, Mandate
“Today’s order protects people from a dangerously vague interpretation of the law. As the Court pointed out, a law is void on its face if it is so vague that a person of common intelligence must guess as to its meaning."
This Week in Gun Rights: Jan 24, 2020
Second Amendment rally goers protected from appropriate attire, Virginia House Democrats shoot down pro-gun legislation, VA Senate Democrats pass first round of gun control legislation, RI pushing for destruction of safety training cards, RI Senate Committee spooked by “ghost guns”, Rogue arms enthusiast develops hi-powered plastic pistol, Gun grabber governor bans toys in NJ, Federal court decides a single DUI is enough to destroy your second amendment rights, Toledo Police Department Releases Information Regarding Their ShotSpotter Program.
VICTORY: CA Gun & Ammo Tax DEFEATED!
This is a HUGE win for CA gun owners, as the legislation would have imposed an additional tax on the purchase of semiautomatic firearms and ammunition.
This Week in Gun Rights: Jan 17, 2020
Senator introduces a bill to expand rights to travel with a firearm, Virginia Governor Northam to ban guns at the Capital, Michigan passes bill to allow stun guns, Blueprints for 3D printable guns remain in limbo, and New FL gun law exits State Senate Committee, and guns being seized in airports.
This Week in Gun Rights: Jan 10, 2020
2019 brought NICS check record, Guns banned at state Capitol, Virginia is for … ammo free school zones? Virginia Sheriff may deputize “thousands” to shield them from gun control, In wake of gun control, Virginia delegate seeks to allow guns in church, Rhode Island, scared of ghosts, wants more gun control, Ohio AG proposes online stolen firearms database, Colorado cops test out day-old red flag law, Indiana Republican Pitching Gun Control, Kansas City Sues Gun Manufacturer.
March For Our Lives Exposed!
News this week has confirmed what we always suspected about the "March For Our Lives" and their supposed "organic" financing... According to the organization's tax filings, the gun control group derived 95% of its total fundraising from just 36 donations in 2018.
This Week in Gun Rights: Jan 03, 2020
New laws for the new year, absurdity claims Ft. Worth shooting is proof of need for more gun control, Virginia Governor wants a gun-grab task force, Florida municipalities want more bans, and social media giants are silencing you.
Black swans, shark attacks, and mass shootings: incredibly rare circumstances that should not drive public policy.
Fear is one of the strongest motivators for selling massive social and legislative change. Fear has been used, time and time again, to instill a sense of obedience in the American psyche, impacting our ability to rationally assess both the value and impact of serious changes in law. Fear led to the passage of the Patriot Act and mass surveillance, just as fear is what is being used to convince Americans to surrender the ability to protect ourselves, if not for our own sake, then for the sake of our children.
This Week in Gun Rights: Dec 28, 2019
Kansas legislature introduced bills to keep officials from assisting the federal Government from enforcing “red flag laws” and more!
This Week in Gun Rights: Dec 20, 2019
Pennsylvania AG effectively bans “ghost guns”, Puerto Rico takes first step to recognizing gun rights, Cuomo wants stricter arms licensing, St. Louis bans carrying in parks, Reply brief at Supreme Court in Bump Stock Case, Injunction sought in “prohibited person” lawsuit.
BREAKING: Emergency Injunction Sought Against Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Evanchick Following ‘Lawless’ Gun Ban Mandate, “Legal Opinion” by Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a petition and emergency motion for injunction against Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Commissioner Colonel Robert Evanchick following Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s press release and unlawful gun ban opinion mandating that PSP treat non-firearm objects and raw materials (including so-called “80% lowers”) as regulated firearms. The court filings are available at FPCLegal.org.
Help us prepare to fight the California legislature in 2020
It's almost that time of year again, and the Eye is watching you... The California State Legislature is set to resume just weeks from now on Jan 6. And Gavin Newsom is already working to build an army worthy of Mordor. All humor aside, things are about to get real ugly for California gun owners, as the Capitol will again be shoving gun control down our throats.
U.S. Supreme Court Should Clarify or Overturn Chevron Precedent, Apply the Rule of Lenity, Petitioners Say
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 19, 2019) — Today, appellate counsel Erik S. Jaffe, of Washington, D.C., boutique firm Schaerr | Jaffe LLP, filed a reply brief in Guedes, et al., v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, et al., No. 19-296, a case seeking review by the Supreme Court because the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit applied Chevron deference, rather than the rule of lenity, in analyzing a federal government rule that put thousands of Americans it risk of serious criminal liability and fines. The Supreme Court filings and key documents from the lower courts are available at www.BumpStockCase.com.
Californians Seek Injunction Against Attorney General Becerra, DOJ, Over Unconstitutional Gun Ban Policy
“This case and this motion seek to vindicate and restore fundamental rights,” explained the plaintiffs’ attorney, George M. Lee. “We have presented compelling reasons why the State of California, Attorney General Becerra, and the Department of Justice cannot continue to deprive these gentlemen of their right to possess firearms.”
This Week in Gun Rights: Dec 13, 2019
Non-citizens owning guns is not a “loophole”, background checks STILL don't work, Illinois pulls millions in funding from firearms licensing program, Northam threatens “Consequences” for 2A Sanctuaries, Philadelphia’s big bedroom sweep turns up dust.
Gun Owners, Dealers Seek Injunction Against California “Assault Weapons” Ban on Common Semiautomatic Firearms
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a motion for a preliminary injunction in the case of Miller, et al. v. Attorney General Xavier Becerra, et al., a federal Second Amendment challenge to California’s Assault Weapons Control Act (AWCA) ban on common semiautomatic arms with common characteristics, including those with ammunition magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds.
This Week in Gun Rights: Dec 8, 2019
New York State Rifle & Pistol - Will the city succeed in avoiding review? Major Businesses Under Fire From Gun-Free Zone Advocates, FBI Failed to Complete Hundreds of Thousands of Background Checks, Philly asks parents to sweep kids’ rooms for guns.
FPC and FPF Urge Maine Supreme Judicial Court to Find Mere Possession of Marijuana Does Not Render a Person Prohibited From Possession of Firearms
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) filed a “friend of the court” brief in the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court, in the case of State of Maine v. Richard A. Tonini, asking the Court to hold that the mere possession of marijuana does not render a person prohibited from possessing firearms. The brief is available online at FPCLegal.org.
This Week In Gun Rights: Nov 29, 2019
florida fights municipalities, fingers point at ghost gun used in Saugus High School murders, Colorado Sheriffs on Red Flag Laws, Hi-Point Lo-Point.
This Week in Gun Rights: Nov. 16, 2019
THIS WEEK: Trump Admin. SG Noel Francisco tells Supreme Court NYSRPA v. NYC isn't moot; Rep. Bass uses Santa Clarita murder to push gun control agenda; more 3D gun speech drama in Washington; scary new US DOJ gun control policies; and more...
Law-Splainer - Part 3: The Lawsuit is Filed: What Happens Next? Responses
Litigation law-splainer, Part 3: Assume that the criteria to bring a lawsuit has been met. What happens next? FPC's Adam Kraut breaks it down in this continuing series to understanding federal litigation.
Briefing, Arguments Concluded in Two FPC and FPF-Supported Second Amendment Appeals in Third Circuit
Both Folajtar and Holloway are challenges to the federal government’s lifetime ban on firearm possession for “any person . . . who has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year”