Summary: Federal Second and Fourteenth Amendment lawsuit challenging the City of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania's laws, policies, and enforcement practices that infringe the right to bear arms, including but not limited to the closure of the Gun Permit Unit purportedly due to the COVID coronovirus

Plaintiffs: Keith Fetsurka, Timothy Sieck, and Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC)

Defendants: Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw; City of Philadelphia; Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Robert Evanchick

Litigation Counsel: Adam Kraut; William Sack; Raymond DiGuiseppe; Joshua Prince

Docket: E.D. PA case no. 2:20-cv-05857 | CourtListener Docket

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Key Events & Filings:

2021-4-28: Order Dismissing Evanchick

2021-4-22: Order of Judgment

2021-3-26: Motion for Entry of Judgment

2021-2-4: Memorandum Order RE: Motions to Dismiss

2020-11-30: First Amended Complaint

2020-11-23: Order Denying TRO and Setting Preliminary Injunction Hearing ("The individual plaintiffs have long been seeking a gun permit and may be entitled to a permit and are undoubtedly frustrated by the delays. * * * [T]he Court will proceed with the Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Defendants must give some weight to Plaintiffs’ constitutional rights under the 2nd amendment. * * * The Court will receive testimony at a hearing to be held by video conference on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.")

2020-11-23: Plaintiffs Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction

2020-11-20: Complaint

Related News Releases:

2021-4-23: Judgment Entered in FPC Right-to-Carry Lawsuit Following Settlement with City of Philadelphia

2021-2-4: Federal Right-to-Carry Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed Against The City of Philadelphia, Police Commissioner Outlaw, and Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Robert Evanchick

2020-12-8: FPC Statement on Status of Right-To-Carry Lawsuit Against Philadelphia, Police Commissioner Outlaw, and PSP Commissioner Evanchick

2020-11-23: Federal Judge Fast-Tracks Preliminary Injunction Hearing in FPC Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Handgun Carry Ban

2020-11-23: FPC Files Motion for Restraining Order, Injunction Against Philadelphia, Pennsylvania To Stop Enforcement of Unconstitutional Handgun Carry Ban, Policies

2020-11-20: FPC Sues City of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania Over Handgun Carry Laws and Gun Permit Unit Policies