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FPC Succeeds in Appeal of Lawsuit Challenging Ban on Shooting Ranges for Long Guns

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 17:56

CINCINNATI, OH (August 12, 2022) – Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation announced its successful appeal in Oakland Tactical Supply, LLC v. Howell Township, Michigan, which challenges zoning restrictions imposed by the Township that prohibit shooting ranges for long guns. Because of this key decision, the case can now proceed at the trial court under the standard outlined in NYSRPA v. Bruen. The opinion can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

Maryland’s Gun Licensing Law is Unconstitutional, Argues FPC in New Brief

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 16:15

RICHMOND, VA (August 12, 2022) – 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. The brief can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Files New Lawsuit Challenging ATF “Frame or Receiver” Rule

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:19

FORT WORTH, TX (August 11, 2022) – 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. The complaint in VanDerStok v. Garland can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Wins Lawsuit Challenging California Firearms Purchase Delays

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 17:03

San Diego, CA (August 10, 2022) – 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. The order can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee: Stay in your lane. Our rights are not debatable

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 11:58

Washington D.C. (August 10, 2022) — 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’s letter spotlights the arrogance and immorality of attempts to vote away fundamental rights away from the People.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Files for Injunction Against Minnesota Carry Ban As To Adults Under 21

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 17:20

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 5, 2022) – 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. The motion can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

Fifth Circuit Brief: Semi-Automatic Firearms, ‘Bump Stocks’ Are Not Machine Guns

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 19:21

NEW ORLEANS (August 3, 2022) – 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. The brief can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

Parties Move to Dismiss Maryland Carry Ban Lawsuit After New York’s Defeat in Bruen

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 18:03

RICHMOND, VA (August 3, 2022) – 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. Case documents can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Statement on House Passage of the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2022”

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 18:39

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 29, 2022) — Firearms Policy Coalition issued the following statement in response to the House vote on H.R.1808, the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2022”:

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The Road Ahead: A Statement from FPC Founder and President Brandon Combs

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 18:07

After a landmark win at the Supreme Court, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on FPC and our path forward. We are more excited than ever about the future of FPC and how we are working to focus on the most important things in this post-Bruen world. Indeed, FPC is already working with the exceptional litigators at Cooper & Kirk—truly the best in the space—on the largest Second Amendment litigation program in the nation. 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.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Files New Brief in Lawsuit Challenging Pennsylvania Young Adult Handgun Carry Ban

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 14:32

Philadelphia, PA (July 28, 2022) – 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. The brief, which was requested by the Court after the Supreme Court’s opinion in NYSRPA v. Bruen, can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Statement on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Signing of Anti-Rights Bills

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 17:30

Sacramento, CA  (July 22, 2022) — Firearms Policy Coalition issued the following statement in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of anti-rights legislation:

Categories: Pro-gun rights