Everytown Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court in Case Challenging New York City’s Firearms Transportation Law (New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York)

August 13, 2019

NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York (NYSRPA v. NYC). NYSRPA v. NYC is a case brought by the NRA’s New York affiliate challenging a former New York City rule that prohibited gun owners who are licensed only to possess guns in their New York City homes from transporting those guns to gun ranges, shooting competitions or second homes outside of the city. Everytown’s brief first argues that the case is moot because the challenged rule has been repealed by the City of New York and changes in state law preclude the city from reenacting the provision. Everytown’s brief then goes on to discuss the narrow nature of the original case, limited to questions about transporting guns to a gun range or second home, and why the Court should reject the NRA effort to expand the scope of the case to include public carry. Everytown’s brief focuses on rebutting the incorrect and misleading historical arguments about carrying guns in public made by both the plaintiffs and the NRA.

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