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City of Boulder Files Opposition to Lawsuit Seeking to Strike Down City’s Common-sense Gun Safety Measures: Everytown Litigation Serving as Co-Counsel

Everytown for Gun Safety’s Litigation Team is representing the City of Boulder, Colorado in a legal challenge to the City’s recently enacted gun-safety ordinance, which includes prohibitions on the possession and sale of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines in the City and strengthens restrictions on the possession of firearms by minors under the age of 21. Plaintiffs – two individuals, a gun dealer, and a shooting club – filed a lawsuit against the City the day after the ordinance was passed and, a month later, filed a motion in an effort to prevent the City from enforcing the ordinance while their lawsuit is ongoing. On July 3, 2018, the City of Boulder filed its opposition to plaintiffs’ motion, demonstrating that, as courts to consider similar challenges have repeatedly made clear, its gun-safety ordinance is fully in accord with the Second Amendment and all other provisions of federal and state law. Everytown’s Litigation team is co-counsel with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, the Boulder City Attorney’s Office, and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

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.
Litigation Press Everytown Law April 20, 2018

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.
Litigation Resource Everytown Law April 17, 2018

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.
Litigation Documents Everytown Law April 16, 2018

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.