Everytown’s Litigation and Enforcement team leverages the expertise of a group of seasoned litigators, including several former federal and state prosecutors, with decades of collective experience as courtroom and appellate advocates. We have deep knowledge relating to the full range of gun safety issues, from background checks, public carry and gun trafficking to guns on campus and firearms preemption laws. We also have significant experience representing and working with survivors of gun violence in lawsuits against the gun industry and with local and state governments facing Second Amendment challenges to gun safety laws. Everytown’s work to advance gun safety in the courts reaches all across the country, including California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin and Washington D.C.

Litigation

The Litigation and Enforcement team is available to provide free legal representation and advice to both individual and government clients across the country. We also regularly partner with experienced litigators in private practice at some of the top law firms in the nation. If you have a potential litigation or enforcement matter, contact us through the form below. Please understand that because Everytown is a non-profit organization, we can only select a small number of cases and inquiries for advice or representation. We select cases based on their potential impact for preventing future gun violence.

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Amicus Brief: Kanter v. Sessions

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in support of state and federal prohibitions on felons possessing firearms. This brief argues that felons are not protected by the Second Amendment and that as-applied challenges to the Second Amendment should not be analyzed using individual circumstances.

Everytown for Gun Safety Applauds Court Ruling That Lets Lawsuit Against Armslist Proceed

On April 19, 2018, a Wisconsin appeals court allowed a lawsuit filed against Armslist.com to move forward, ruling that federal law does not protect a website that was allegedly designed to facilitate illegal gun sales. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of Yasmeen Daniel, whose mother, Zina Daniel Haughton, was fatally shot in 2012 in the Azana Spa shooting in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Everytown for Gun Safety filed an amicus brief in the case, with the support of the law firm Kramer Levin.

The Time for Talk is Over: A Call to Action for Gun Manufacturers

Since the tragic mass shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, Everytown has received numerous inquiries asking what gun manufacturers can do to demonstrate that they are taking responsibility and doing their part to reduce gun violence. This document identifies and describes three policy positions and three operational reforms that manufacturers could undertake to improve public safety right now.

Amicus Brief: Duncan v. Becerra

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California in defense of California’s large-capacity magazine prohibition. This brief discusses the long history of regulating especially dangerous weapons, the circularity of the “in common use test” and the impact large-capacity magazines have on both mass shootings and everyday gun violence.

Amicus Brief: Culp v. Madigan

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in defense of Illinois’s limitations on issuing non-residents concealed carry licenses. This brief discusses the long history of regulating the carrying of firearms in public at the local level, the consistency of Illinois’s law with those in many other states, and how state level failures to enter criminal, protective order and mental health records into the national background check system would undermine the ability of Illinois to safely operate its system.