Summary: Second Amendment challenge to the federal government’s wrongful denial of an application to purchase a firearm, as well as the burden-shifting policies and practices that force gun buyers to prove they are not prohibited persons under the law.

Plaintiffs: Ralph Newton and Firearms Policy Coalition

Defendants: United States of America, Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Acting ATF Director Marvin Richardson

Litigation Counsel: Bradley Benbrook, Stephen Duvernay, and Mike McLane

Docket: D. OR case no. 1:22-cv-00150 | CourtListener Docket

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