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Maryland’s Gun Licensing Law is Unconstitutional, Argues FPC in New Brief
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an important appellate brief, joined by FPC Action Foundation and Independence Institute, in Maryland Shall Issue v. Hogan, a case that challenges Maryland’s gun licensing and training requirements.
FPC Files New Lawsuit Challenging ATF “Frame or Receiver” Rule
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed a new lawsuit challenging the ATF’s rule that would create new terms and enact a slew of regulations for the agency to enforce, including ones that would treat non-frames and non-receivers as if they were actual frames and receivers of weapons.
FPC Wins Lawsuit Challenging California Firearms Purchase Delays
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced a victory in its Campos v. Bonta lawsuit, which challenged policies and practices of California Attorney General Rob Bonta and his Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Firearms that delayed firearm transactions beyond the statutory 10-day waiting period absent a legal basis.
FPC to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee: Stay in your lane. Our rights are not debatable
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) sent a letter to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee informing it that abrogating fundamental rights are not within its purview.
FPC Files for Injunction Against Minnesota Carry Ban As To Adults Under 21
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that it has filed a motion for summary judgment in its Worth v. Harrington lawsuit, a case that seeks to restore the right of adults under 21 years of age to carry loaded, operable arms in public for self-defense in Minnesota.
Fifth Circuit Brief: Semi-Automatic Firearms, ‘Bump Stocks’ Are Not Machine Guns
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an important appellate brief, joined by FPC Action Foundation, in the case of Cargill v. Garland, which challenges the ATF’s unconstitutional ban on “bump stock” devices.
Parties Move to Dismiss Maryland Carry Ban Lawsuit After New York’s Defeat in Bruen
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today that, because of Maryland Governor Hogan’s concession and order to cease the state’s utilization of its ‘good and substantial reason’ carry permit standard, the parties have filed a joint motion to dismiss the Call v. Jones litigation as moot.
FPC Statement on House Passage of the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2022”
Firearms Policy Coalition issued the following statement in response to the House vote on H.R.1808, the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2022”
The Road Ahead: A Statement from FPC Founder and President Brandon Combs
Even though FPC already has an unmatched legal action program, we are still working to significantly expand our portfolio of strategic litigation and network of outstanding litigators so that we can do more work for the People we serve.
FPC Files New Brief in Lawsuit Challenging Pennsylvania Young Adult Handgun Carry Ban
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an opening letter brief in Lara v. Evanchick, its Pennsylvania lawsuit seeking to restore the right to carry arms in public for adults under 21 years of age.
FPC Statement on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Signing of Anti-Rights Bills
Firearms Policy Coalition issued the following statement in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of anti-rights legislation
FPC Files En Banc Petition in Appeal Challenging Lifetime Gun Ban for Non-Violent Misdemeanor Conviction
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an en banc petition in Williams v. Garland, which challenges the federal Gun Control Act’s lifetime ban on the exercise of Second Amendment rights due to a single misdemeanor conviction for a crime that did not involve violence, physical harm, or a firearm.
FPC to San Francisco Police and Sheriff: Stop Enforcing Your Unconstitutional CCW Policies Immediately
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and California Gun Rights Foundation (CGF) sent letters today to San Francisco Police Chief William “Bill” Scott and Sheriff Paul Miyamoto
FPC Statement to Concealed Carry Issuing Authorities: Obstructing the People's Fundamental Right to an Effective Self-defense is not an Option
Firearms Policy Coalition issued the following statement in response to reports of multiple carry permit issuing authorities across the country refusing to comply with the Supreme Court’s opinion in NYSRPA v. Bruen
Attorney Cody J. Wisniewski Joins FPC Law, Adding Senior Litigator to Nation’s Leading Second Amendment Legal Action Program
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today that attorney, constitutional litigator, and scholar Cody J. Wisniewski has joined the FPC Team as Senior Attorney for Constitutional Litigation.
FPC Statement on Steven Dettelbach’s Confirmation to Head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Firearms Policy Coalition issued the following statement in response to the United States Senate’s confirmation of Steven Dettelbach as permanent director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
FPC Files Lawsuit Challenging New York “Assault Weapons’ Ban as Unconstitutional
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today that it has filed a new Second Amendment lawsuit challenging New York’s ban on so-called “assault weapons.”
FPC Files Supplemental Brief in Lawsuit Challenging Texas Young Adult Handgun Carry Ban
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a supplemental brief in Andrews v. McCraw, its Texas lawsuit seeking to restore the right to carry arms in public for adults under 21 years of age.
FPC Statement on New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Signing of Gun Control Package
Firearms Policy Coalition issued the following statement in response to Governor Murphy’s gun control package bill signing ceremony:
FPC and FPCAF File Supreme Court Brief Arguing Against “Special Needs Exception” for Gun Seizures
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation (FPCAF) today announced the filing of a brief with the Supreme Court in the case of Torcivia v. Suffolk County, which challenges the government’s ability to enter private homes and seize firearms from an individual suspected of no crime, and subject to no penal control or supervision.
The Declaration of Independence — and What It Really Claimed
It has become a tradition for us to read aloud the Declaration of Independence on July 4th to put our celebration into a proper historical, philosophical, and emotional context. As law professor Josh Blackman correctly notes, “while you are enjoying your hotdogs and fireworks, praise the Declaration, which even today retains legal vitality.”
The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
FPC Statement on New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s Signing of Bruen Response Legislation
Firearms Policy Coalition issued the following statement in response to New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s signing of Senate Bill 51001
FPC Sends Pre-Litigation Demand to Alameda County Sheriff Over CCW Issuance
FPC saw that the Alameda County, CA Sheriff was trying to avoid complying with the Supreme Court's decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, so we decided to send a polite email informing him of his duties: