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FPC Announces New Filings and Order in Lawsuit Challenging California’s “Assault Weapons” Ban

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 20:07

SAN DIEGO, CA (February 26, 2021) — This week, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) submitted two new filings to the Court in Miller v. Becerra, its federal Second Amendment challenge to the State of California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons.” The filings can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Brief to Idaho Supreme Court: Someone Convicted of a Misdemeanor Cannot Be Considered a Felon-in-Possession Under Idaho Law

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 15:37

BOISE, ID (February 23, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an important brief in the case of U.S. v. Gutierrez, currently before the Supreme Court of Idaho. Mr. Gutierrez was charged for being a felon in possession of a firearm, even though his felony conviction was reduced to a misdemeanor nearly two decades ago. The brief, co-authored by FPC’s Director of Constitutional Studies, Joseph Greenlee, is available at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Condemns “Misguided” Vermont Supreme Court Opinion Upholding State Ban on Common Firearm Magazines

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 18:34

MONTPELIER, VT (February 22, 2021) — Today, FPC condemned the Vermont Supreme Court for issuing a ruling upholding the State’s ban on common firearm magazines using faulty logic and propaganda. The opinion in State v. Misch, issued last week, and FPC’s brief arguing why the ban is unconstitutional can be found at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

Federal Court Rules FPC Second Amendment Lawsuit Against Wake County, NC Sheriff May Proceed

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 17:09

RALEIGH, NC (February 20, 2021) — This week, Federal District Court Judge Louise Flanagan of the Eastern District of North Carolina ordered that FPC’s lawsuit against Wake County, North Carolina Sheriff Gerald M. Baker can proceed. The opinion in Stafford v. Baker can be found at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Files Proposed Findings of Fact and Law in Lawsuit Challenging California’s “Assault Weapons” Ban

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 19:47

SAN DIEGO, CA (February 18, 2021) — This week, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed its post-trial Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in Miller v. Becerra, its federal Second Amendment challenge to the State of California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons.” The filing can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Lawsuit Results in Win for Second Amendment Rights, 1.2 Million Allegheny County Residents

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 18:43

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 17, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) is pleased to announced that it has resolved its Cowey v. Mullen right-to-carry lawsuit filed less than three months ago with a binding settlement agreement resulting in permanent, positive changes to the carry licensing policies of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and its Sheriff’s Office. More information about the lawsuit can be found at PAcarrycase.com.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Statement on President Biden’s Renewed Promise of Gun Control

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 19:05

February 15, 2021 — Yesterday, President Biden renewed his declaration of intent to launch a new assault upon the People of the United States and their rights and property, “calling on Congress to enact” unconstitutional and immoral policies including bans on common semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines. Prior to the election, FPC warned that the Biden-Harris campaign, which promised a massive number of new and expanded anti-rights policies, was “a clear and present danger to liberty, freedom, the Constitution, and the values that have made America the greatest country in the world” and “a uniquely grave threat to all that we hold dear[.]” 

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC, Law Professors, and Georgia First Amendment Foundation File Amicus Brief Arguing that Lawful Businesses Should Not be Liable for Harms Caused by the Businesses’ Adversaries

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 12:40

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 10, 2020) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an important amicus brief with the Georgia Court of Appeals in McBrayer, et al. v. The Governors Ridge Property Owners Association, Inc., et al. The brief, authored and filed by UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh and Georgia attorney Darren Summerville, with the help of UCLA law student Madison Way, is available at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Continues Fight in Anti-Rights Lawsuit Seeking to Force ATF to Expand Definition of “Firearm” to Include So-Called “80%” Objects

Fri, 02/05/2021 - 20:04

NEW YORK (February 5, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an important brief to defend constitutional and statutory rights in a federal lawsuit brought by anti-Second Amendment cities and organizations that seeks to force the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to redefine the term “firearm” to include non-firearm objects, including so-called “80%” objects. The brief can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

Flick v. Wilkinson: Fighting Federal Felon Dispossession Statutes for Non-Violent Crimes

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 16:21

Under federal statute 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), persons convicted of a felony and some misdemeanors are stripped of their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Under this law, the nature of the crime is immaterial. As such, § 922(g)(1) casts a wide net. How wide? The American Bar Association’s Task Force on the Federalization of Crime puts it into perspective: “So large is the present body of federal criminal law that there is no conveniently accessible, complete list of federal crimes.”

Categories: Pro-gun rights

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

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 14:06

PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 4, 2021) — Today, Federal District Court Judge Michael Baylson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied motions to dismiss filed by the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, as well as Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Colonel Robert Evanchick, in the FPC right-to-carry Second Amendment lawsuit Fetsurka v. Outlaw.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Brief to Supreme Court: Nonviolent Felons Have Second Amendment Rights

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 15:27

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 3, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) announced the filing of an important United States Supreme Court brief in the case of Flick v. Wilkinson, a case challenging the federal lifetime firearms prohibition for felons. The brief, authored by FPC’s Director of Constitutional Studies, Joseph Greenlee, is FPC’s fourth U.S. Supreme Court brief filed in less than three weeks, and FPF’s third, and is available at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights