Everytown’s research has shown that expanding the areas where guns can be carried and the circumstances in which they can be used is only associated with greater harm. So-called Stand Your Ground laws, which encourage the use of deadly force outside the home, are associated with significantly higher justifiable homicide rates. After Georgia passed its Stand Your Ground law, the number of justifiable homicides in the states increased by 83 percent. In Florida, it tripled. This push towards allowing easy access to guns in a growing variety of public places has only resulted in a greater risk of gun violence, often justified by increasingly permissive laws.

Guns in Public Places

guns in public places
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Everytown Files Brief in Support of California’s Public Carry System (Flanagan v. Becerra)

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the Central District of California in a case challenging system for regulating the carrying of firearms in public. The brief explains that California's requirement that an applicant have a “good cause” to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon, as well as its limitations on open carry, are consistent with centuries of American tradition, and fully constitutional under the Second Amendment.

Also featured in:  Everytown Law  

Everytown Files Brief in Support of a Rehearing En Banc for the District of Columbia’s Public Carry System (Wrenn v. D.C.)

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in a case challenging the District of Columbia’s concealed carry licensing system. This brief calls for the full D.C. Circuit to review the 2-1 decision striking down D.C.’s public carry licensing regime and criticizes the failure of the panel majority to engage in the historical analysis required by Heller.

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Everytown Files Brief in Support of California’s Restrictions on Open Carry (Nichols v. Brown)

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, urging the Court to uphold California's restrictions on Open Carry.

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Amicus Brief: Grace v. District of Columbia

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the federal trial court in Washington, D.C., in support of the District's concealed carry permitting law. The brief demonstrated that the law's "good reason"/"proper reason" standard is consistent with centuries of Anglo-American tradition, and does not violate the Second Amendment.

Also featured in:  The Gun Lobby