Everytown Law 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 Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin and Washington D.C.

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Litigation Documents Everytown Law September 12, 2018

Amicus Brief: Hatfield v. Sessions

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit arguing to uphold the federal prohibition on firearms possession by convicted felons. Our brief argues that the prohibition on felons possessing firearms is consistent with both Supreme Court precedent and historical practice. Our brief also argues that, even if as-applied challenges to the prohibitors are allowed, the burden of proof should be on the plaintiffs to show their crimes do not fall within a category of serious crimes.
Litigation Documents Everytown Law August 10, 2018

Everytown Files Amicus Brief Urging Court to Continue to Block the Trump Administration’s Reckless Decision to Permit the Distribution of Downloadable Guns

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, urging the court to continue to temporarily block the Trump Administration’s reckless decision to permit the online distribution of the computer code that, when input into a 3-D printer, will automatically produce all the necessary components of an undetectable, untraceable plastic gun. The brief, co-authored by leading constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School, debunks Defense Distributed’s First Amendment defense -- explaining why the company is wrong when it argues that the computer code it uses to create its downloadable guns is protected by the freedom of speech. The brief was prepared and submitted by the law firms Gupta Wessler PLLC and Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC, Professor Laurence H. Tribe (the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School), and Everytown’s Litigation Team.
Litigation Press Everytown Law July 12, 2018

Everytown for Gun Safety’s Litigation Team Will Defend the City Of Seattle in Any Litigation Resulting From its Efforts to Require Responsible Gun Storage

Following the City of Seattle’s passage of an ordinance requiring responsible gun storage, Everytown for Gun Safety’s Litigation Team has agreed to represent the City on a pro bono basis, if it is sued for enacting the ordinance. The ordinance requires storage of firearms in a locked container, except when they are under the gun owner’s control. It also increases penalties for failure to report lost or stolen firearm. Everytown’s litigation team will be joined by Orrick LLP, which has also agreed to represent the City pro bono.

Everytown Litigation Team Delivers Letter to Madison, Ohio School Board Raising Legal and Liability Concerns and Urging Suspension of Plan to Arm School Teachers, Staff and “Volunteers”

Litigators at Everytown for Gun Safety, on behalf of numerous concerned families, delivered a letter to the Board of Education of the Madison Local School District in Ohio raising concerns about the passage and implementation of a resolution to allow teachers, staff, and “others” to carry hidden, loaded weapons in district schools. The letter identifies numerous sources of legal risk and potential liability created by the resolution, including potential non-compliance with statutory and constitutional obligations to adequately train armed personnel, the need for clear policies governing access to and use of weapons on school grounds, the Board’s obligation to indemnify and defend armed personnel and the availability of insurance coverage, and disclosure obligations to enable parents to make an informed choice about whether local schools remain a safe place to educate their children. Read the full press release here.

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