Everytown Files Amicus Brief in Support of New Jersey’s Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition (Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs, Inc. v. Attorney General New Jersey)

November 2, 2018

N.J. – Everytown submitted this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in defense of New Jersey’s large-capacity magazine prohibition. This brief discusses the long history of regulating especially dangerous weapons, including a century of restrictions on firearms capable of firing a large number of rounds without reloading; the circularity of the “common use” test; and the impact large-capacity magazines have on both mass shootings and day-to-day gun violence. In July, Everytown filed an amicus brief in this case in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. The district court discussed favorably the history presented by Everytown in finding for New Jersey and rejecting plaintiffs’ efforts to stop enforcement of this important gun-safety measure.

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