Holding the Firearms Industry Accountable for Designing Guns So Easy to Shoot, Even a Toddler Can Do It
October 10, 2019: American children die, or are grievously wounded, with shocking regularity in unintentional shootings. In September, in a span of mere hours, five Fort Worth-area children were shot in four separate shootings leaving at least one child dead and another child clinging to life. Four-year old Truth Albright was one of these victims, shot and killed by his five-year old brother, who police say found a gun in their family home. Children like Truth do not need to die this way and gun makers that design firearms so that a toddler can shoot them should bear responsibility for their role in these tragic and predictable shootings.
Challenging Dangerous Gun Laws Everytown Law Represents Coalition of Domestic Violence Programs Suing to Block West Virginia Law That Forces Businesses to Allow Guns in Parking Lots
September 3, 2019: Through its lawyers, the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence recently filed a brief opposing the Attorney General's motion to dismiss the Coalition's challenge to a 2018 law forcing shelters (and other businesses) to allow guns in their parking lots. In its motion, the Attorney General argued that the Coalition lacks legal standing to pursue the claim, because the state has not yet enforced the law against Coalition members. In opposition, the Coalition asserts shelters nonetheless face a credible threat of prosecution under the law, and that a favorable outcome would serve the shelters' mission to provide safe haven for victims of abuse. The Coalition is represented by lawyers from Everytown Law, as well as Gupta Wessler PLLC and Goodwin & Goodwin LLP.
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