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BREAKING: FPC Condemns Proposed ATF Rule As Unlawful Attack on Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 18:17

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 7, 2021) — Today, the Department of Justice officially released a notice of proposed rulemaking announcing a new ATF rule which would, among other attacks on firearm owners, builders, and dealers, redefine the terms “receiver” and “frame.” FPC previously issued a statement regarding a leaked, draft version of the new rule in mid-April. The full text of the new rule can be found here.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Completes Briefing in Ninth Circuit Appeal Challenging California’s Age-Based Gun Ban

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 20:17

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 4, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the completion of the supplemental briefing ordered by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Jones v. Bonta, FPC’s Second Amendment lawsuit challenging California’s age-based ban on firearms purchases by law-abiding adults under the age of 21. The briefs can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

Federal Judge Allows FPC Lawsuit Against California Handgun Roster Ban to Move Forward

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 17:44

SAN DIEGO, CA (April 27, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that Southern District of California Federal District Court Judge Dana M. Sabraw denied in part California’s motion to dismiss in FPC’s challenge to the handgun “Roster” ban laws, Renna v. Bonta. The order can be viewed at FPCLegal.org

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Files Reply Brief in Lawsuit Challenging Ventura County Gun Store Closures Caused By COVID-19 Orders

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 19:00

SAN FRANCISCO (April 26, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a reply brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in McDougall v. County of Ventura, which challenges the County’s orders that shuttered firearm and ammunition retailers and banned travel to stores in other counties under its COVID-19 orders in 2020. The brief can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

Supreme Court Grants Cert Petition in FPC-Supported Case Challenging New York Carry Restrictions

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 12:57

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 26, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the grant of a petition for certiorari (review) in the FPC and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF)-supported right-to-carry case NYSRPA v. Bruen (originally captioned as NYSRPA v. Corlett). In January, FPC and FPF filed a brief urging the Court to take the case and restore the right to bear arms in public. The brief can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Files First Appellate Brief in Effort to Intervene in Lawsuit Seeking to Force ATF to Expand Definition of “Firearm”

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 18:01

NEW YORK, NY (April 23, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of its opening brief with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Syracuse v. BATFE, which is 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

Judgment Entered in FPC Right-to-Carry Lawsuit Following Settlement with City of Philadelphia

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 14:58

PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 23, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that Federal District Court Judge Michael M. Baylson has entered judgment in the FPC Second Amendment right-to-carry lawsuit Fetsurka v. Outlaw, a case filed last November, following the parties’ agreement to settle through an offer of judgment. The order and judgment terms can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

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FPC and FPF Announce Disbursement of Funds Following Class Action Victory By Attorney Joshua Prince

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 13:32

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (April 23, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) announced that a disbursement of $60,937.95 was paid to Firearms Policy Foundation following a successful class action victory and settlement agreement reached by distinguished Second Amendment attorney Joshua Prince of the Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., of Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, in the case of John Doe v. Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Sues Tennessee in New Federal Lawsuit to Restore the Right to Carry Firearms for Adults Under Age 21

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 18:27

KNOXVILLE, TN (April 22, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a new federal Second Amendment lawsuit on behalf of itself and three individuals, challenging the State of Tennessee’s laws that prevent law-abiding adults under age 21 from carrying a loaded firearm in public for self-defense. The case, Bassett v. Slatery, is the most recent addition to FPC’s strategic litigation program seeking to restore the right to keep and bear arms throughout the United States. The complaint can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

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FPC Files Opening Brief in Challenge to Maryland “Assault Weapons” Ban

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 19:55

RICHMOND, VA (April 21, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of its opening brief with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Bianchi v. Frosh, a federal lawsuit challenging Maryland’s ban on common semi-automatic firearms it classifies as “assault weapons.” The brief can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

Daniel Defense Joins FPC Constitution Alliance as Benefactor Member, Supporting Key Pro-Rights Programs

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 11:43

BLACK CREEK, GA and SACRAMENTO, CA (April 21, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that Daniel Defense, a premier manufacturer of world-class and constitutionally protected arms, and staunch defender of the natural right to keep and bear arms, has joined FPC’s Constitution Alliance family as a Benefactor Member, making a significant contribution to fund FPC’s principled grassroots activism, education, and FPC Law litigation and research programs to aggressively defend and advance fundamental, individual rights.

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BREAKING: FPC Condemns Leaked Biden ATF Gun Control Plan to Further Infringe on Fundamental Rights

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 14:45

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 20, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) was made aware of an apparently leaked ATF document, captioned “Definition of ‘Frame or Receiver’ and Identification of Firearms,” detailing the Biden administration’s first set of plans to further regulate firearms. After an initial review, FPC Law determined that the proposed new regulations contained in the document would give the ATF new and expansive powers to attack the right to keep and bear arms, particularly the right to self-build arms for lawful purposes. A copy of the document can be found at FPCLaw.org and at The Reload, a new publication founded by prominent firearms journalist Stephen Gutowski.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Statement on Supreme Court’s Action Denying Review of Three Second Amendment Cases

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 15:42

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2021) — Today, the Supreme Court announced its refusal to grant certiorari (review) in three Second Amendment cases, Holloway v. Garland, Folajtar v. Garland, and Flick v. Garland, all challenging the constitutionality of federal lifetime firearm bans that resulted from prior non-violent convictions. Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC)’s FPC Law were counsel on the Holloway and Folajtar petitions, and filed a brief in support of the petitioner in Flick.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

FPC Files New Second Amendment Lawsuit to Restore the Right to Bear Arms in Public

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 15:37

HARRISBURG, PA (April 16, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a new federal Second Amendment lawsuit, Suarez v. Evanchick, challenging Pennsylvania’s laws and practices completely denying the right to carry to individuals who were previously granted relief from prior non-violent convictions and are not currently prohibited from possessing firearms. The complaint and motion for summary judgment can be found at FPCLegal.org.

Categories: Pro-gun rights

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Begs For Package of Rights-Trampling Gun Control

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 10:42

NEWARK, NJ (April 16, 2021) — Yesterday, in yet another blatant attempt to further infringe upon the right to keep and bear arms, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy unveiled his latest in a long line of unconstitutional, rights-infringing gun control schemes.

Categories: Pro-gun rights