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 April 16, 2018

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.
Litigation Documents Everytown Law April 11, 2018

City of Missoula Files Lawsuit to Clear Path for City to Enforce Its Firearms Background Check Law: Everytown Litigation serving as co-counsel

Everytown for Gun Safety’s Litigation Team is representing the City of Missoula in its lawsuit against the Attorney General of Montana as part of the city’s efforts to enforce a public safety ordinance requiring background checks on unlicensed gun sales. The lawsuit asks a Montana state court to overrule a determination by Attorney General Timothy C. Fox that the ordinance is preempted by state law. Everytown’s Litigation Team is co-counsel with the Missoula firm of Boone Karlberg P.C. and the Missoula City Attorney. Read the full Press Release.
Litigation Press Everytown Law April 10, 2018

Everytown Litigation Files Suit on Behalf of Florida Cities Challenging Punitive Preemption Penalties; Seeks to Clear Path For Local Ordinances that would Limit Sales of Large Capacity Magazines

Everytown for Gun Safety’s Litigation Team is representing the Broward County cities of Coral Springs, Coconut Creek and Pembroke Pines in a lawsuit against the state of Florida and Florida officials as part of the cities’ efforts to enact prohibitions on large-capacity magazines. The lawsuit alleges that Florida’s punitive firearms preemption law unconstitutionally and illegally threatens local legislators and municipalities with substantial penalties for enacting ordinances that may later be found to be preempted by Florida state law. Everytown’s Litigation Team and Proskauer Rose LLP are lead counsel in the suit.
Litigation Resource Everytown Law April 5, 2018

Prohibiting Guns at Public Demonstrations: Debunking First and Second Amendment Myths After Charlottesville

In August 2017, white supremacist demonstrators, accompanied by private militia groups, descended on the college town of Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a controversial Confederate statue and to unite various white nationalist groups. Many protesters and militia members were heavily armed. The demonstration quickly descended into chaos, injuries, and even death.
Litigation Resource Everytown Law April 4, 2018

Firearm Manufacturer & Seller Gun Safety Codes of Conduct: An Opportunity for Financial Institutions

To help financial institutions identify tangible steps for working with gun dealers and gun manufacturers, Everytown proposes gun safety codes of conduct, as guidance to help reduce gun violence by requiring business customers involved in the firearms industry to follow responsible business practices.