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Firearms Policy Coalition Statement on Congressional Gun Control Negotiations
Today, the Firearms Policy Coalition released a statement regarding ongoing bi-partisan negotiations on gun-control in the United States Congress:
FPC Sues Washington in Challenge to ‘Large Capacity’ Magazine Ban
The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Law today announced that it has filed a federal Second and Fourteenth Amendment lawsuit challenging the State of Washington’s unconstitutional ban on common firearm magazines.
FPC Appellate Win Blocks Pittsburgh, PA Gun Control Scheme
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation (FPCAF) today announced an appellate victory in FOAC v. Pittsburgh, Penn., a lawsuit filed in 2019 in response to a gun control scheme enacted by the City and its then-Mayor, Bill Peduto.
FPC Statement on Calls for Gun-Control Following Mass Murders
No words can adequately express the pain and loss caused by the mass killing of innocent people—including children—at the hands of manifest evil.
Foster parents, home-based daycare operators cannot be denied their Second Amendment rights, FPC brief argues
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation (FPCAF) have filed an important brief with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Miller v. Smith, urging the Court to reverse a misguided decision of the trial court that upheld Illinois law and regulations that bans firearm possession in child care facilities, including home day care facilities and foster family homes, and prevents an Illinois couple from exercising their fundamental right to keep and bear arms in their home. The brief, authored by FPCAF director of constitutional studies and Second Amendment scholar Joseph Greenlee, can be found at FPCLaw.org.
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.