- GRASSROOTS ALERTS
- PRESS RELEASES
- IN THE MEDIA
BREAKING: FPC, FPF File Amicus Brief Before U.S. Supreme Court in Lawsuit Challenging California Handgun Roster
“By arguing that the Roster features ‘hundreds’ of unique handguns, the State is essentially gaslighting California gun owners,” said FPC Policy Director Richard Thomson. “Indeed, our research shows that there are hundreds of duplicate firearms on the Roster, many of which are only differentiated from one another based on aesthetic features like color. This is beyond absurd, and it shows why the Roster must be overturned.”
BREAKING: South Dakota Governor Signs Constitutional Carry Bill
SB 47, proposed by Senator Greenfield (R-2), did away with South Dakota's requirement for a concealed carry permit, instituting "Constitutional Carry" in the state.
FPC Opposes Confirmation of William P. Barr, President Trump’s Nominee for Attorney General; Requests Senate Withhold Consent
“This is a strong indicator that Mr. Barr, if confirmed, would not only maintain the DOJ’s troubling current litigation positions, but potentially even direct United States Attorneys and DOJ civil litigation counsel across the nation to take even more aggressively anti-rights, authoritarian positions in a wide variety of prosecutions and constitutional challenges. That is not the proper remedy for centuries of constitutional resistance and atrophy,” said the constitutional rights advocacy group.
FPC Firmly Opposed to Federal Gun Control Legislation, Including “Red Flag” Laws, “Universal Background Checks”
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) responded to announcements of several pieces of federal gun control legislation that would further infringe on the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms and other constitutional rights.
BREAKING: FPC Challenges Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Trump Admin. “Bump-Stock” Ban, in Federal Lawsuit Filed Today by Supreme Court Attorneys Goldstein & Russell, P.C.
FPC v. Whitaker is a federal constitutional, statutory, and APA challenge to the DOJ/ATF ban on "bump-stock" devices brought President Trump's ban on "bump stock" devices by executive fiat.
Constitutional Rights Groups File Supreme Court Brief Supporting Second Amendment Challenge to Federal Handgun Sales Ban
A brief supporting Supreme Court review of a Fifth Circuit decision in a Second Amendment challenge to irrational federal gun control rules was filed by civil rights attorney Donald J. Kilmer, reports three constitutional rights advocacy groups who joined the brief.
BREAKING: Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Restore Individuals' Firearms Rights in State of California
Counsel for two individual California residents and five constitutional rights advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit challenging the State’s laws and policies that, they claim, prevent people from exercising their Second Amendment rights. Named defendants in the lawsuit include Becerra, DOJ Bureau of Firearms Chief Martin Horan, and Deputy Attorney General Robert Wilson. A copy of the case filings can be found at www.firearmspolicy.org/linton.
BREAKING: Federal Lawsuit Filed Challenging Trump Bump-Stock Ban; Injunction Sought
Attorneys for an owner of a “bump-stock” device and three advocacy organizations filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s new rule that bans the firearm parts. A copy of the court filings can be viewed at www.bumpstockcase.com. The plaintiffs also filed a motion seeking a temporary injunction to prevent the Trump Administration from implementing and enforcing the new regulation.
Proposals to legalize spying on gun owners go full ‘1984’
This is what we’re up against, folks. The anti-gunners have literally proposed violating your privacy and denying you your rights based on what some government slob thinks may be inappropriate.
On their first day back in session, California lawmakers unleash 3 anti-gun bills
On their FIRST DAY back in session, Reps. Levine, Irwin, and Ting introduced a freedom-infringing trifecta of bills that would have devastating effects on 2A rights.
Firearms Policy Coalition Statement Following Thousand Oaks Shooting
Once more we see the devastating effects of the illusion of safety that gun control laws and policies are founded upon. Once more we see that people intent on causing death, injury, and chaos ignore the thousands of federal, state, and local criminal laws that criminalize conduct including murder, terrorism, and assault.
1 year after the Las Vegas massacre, FPC continues to stand strong
The past year has been, without question, a seemingly endless hurricane of government force brought to bear by unceasing political winds, funded and fueled into a cyclone of cynicism by billionaires and opportunists who seek to reinvent America in their preferred shades of authoritarianism.
BREAKING: Calif. Gov. Brown Signs, Vetoes Gun Bills - California Legislative Update
"Governor Brown just told millions of people under 21 that they can fight and die for our state and country with machine guns, but they can't buy a gun for self-defense in their homes. That's nuts."
BREAKING: Lawsuit Over California DOJ’s ‘Botched’ “Assault Weapon” Registration Scheme, Failed Systems Heads to Federal Court
In the latest complaint, submitted last Friday, the plaintiffs added a claim for deprivation of their due process rights under Title 42, Section 1983 of the United States Code. The plaintiffs said that they would soon be asking Judge England for a preliminary injunction to protect affected gun owners’ rights and property while the case goes forward to summary judgement or trial.
Gov. Brown vetoes “fake news” study bill
Doctor and California State Senator Richard Pan thought that prescribing 1984-style mass censorship on a healthy populace would be a winning idea in 2018.
BREAKING: 2nd Amendment Advocates Sue Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey Over Denial of Access to “3D Printed Gun” Records
Two constitutional rights advocates have filed a new lawsuit against Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey after she denied them access to public records about “3D printed” guns.
Dear Government: Leave Us The **** Alone (or, How to Begin Restoring Freedom)
We got tired of the false and absurd “right versus left”, “Republicans versus Democrats” nonsense -- as if they both don’t want to ban your rights, take your property, and spend your money -- and wanted to put the People, the Constitution, and sound, rational policy first.
FPC Publishes Guide to Help California Gun Owners Acquire Ammunition, Memo to Ammo Sellers, and Comparison of Gavin Newsom’s Proposition 63 and Sen. Kevin de Leon’s SB 1235 Ammo Rules
“Obviously, the gun control laws in California are beyond burdensome and unconstitutional,” said FPC Spokesperson Craig DeLuz. “The goal here is to educate people on what the laws are and how to maximize access to ammunition as the rules continue to change between now and the end of 2019.”
FPC ammo-splainer: What’s in store for California gun owners and ammunition buyers?
Will you need an "ammunition purchase permit" in order to buy ammo in 2019? Find out! Plus: How to get ammo directly shipped to your door.
FPC, FPF Demand Termination of Leland, North Carolina Weapons Ban Order Issued Due to Hurricane Florence
Yesterday, the Town issued an order stating that, “Effective at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, the transportation or possession, or the sale or purchase of any dangerous weapon or substance, while off one’s own premises, is prohibited.”
FPC Seeks Veto of 9 Gun Bills from California Gov. Jerry Brown, Asks for Approval of Public Records Act Bill
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition asked California Governor Jerry Brown to veto nine different gun control bills that would radically change the state’s already-voluminous and complex laws. The advocacy organization also requested that Gov. Brown sign one bill that would help prevent state and local agencies from abusing the Public Records Act attorney fee provisions to chill the right to access government files.
Washington Times: Levi Strauss launches gun-control initiative: 'We simply cannot stand by silently'
Company president and CEO Chip Bergh penned an op-ed for Fortune magazine saying business leaders have a responsibility to speak up on issues that threaten the American “fabric.”