Representing Cities Everytown Law Represents Kansas City in Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturer, Gun Dealers, and Alleged Gun Traffickers
January 7, 2020: Everytown Law represents Kansas City in a lawsuit alleging that a gun trafficking ring has created a public nuisance by contributing to the City's violent crime problem. Over the past several years, the City has experienced one of the highest homicide-per-capita rates in the United States.
Kansas City is the first U.S. city to file a lawsuit against the gun industry in more than 10 years. The City seeks reimbursement for its costs of addressing the consequences of the trafficking ring and seeks an order from the court requiring the defendants to abate the nuisance that they created, including by helping to recover firearms that are still in circulation.
Representing Cities Everytown Law Wins Dismissal of Challenge to Albuquerque’s Enforcement of Prohibition on Firearms in Community, Health, and Multigenerational and Senior Centers
January 7, 2020: Last August, the City of Albuquerque notified the public it would enforce state laws prohibiting firearms in places where school and university-related activities take place, including the City’s Community, Health, Multigenerational Centers, and Senior Centers. Soon after the announcement, a legal challenge was brought against the City’s Mayor by a local gun rights group, alleging that the City’s enforcement violated the state and federal constitutions. Everytown Law represented the Mayor in partnership with the City Attorney’s office. On January 7, 2020, a judge dismissed the case, agreeing with Everytown Law that the plaintiffs failed to establish standing to bring suit.
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