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Representing Cities September 27, 2019

Ohio Appellate Court Reinstates City of Columbus Gun Safety Ordinance

Everytown Law advised the City of Columbus, Ohio on a lawsuit defending two of the city's gun safety ordinances: (1) a prohibition on bump stocks and other illegal rate-of-fire devices, and (2) an ordinance penalizing individuals who unlawfully possess, carry, or use a firearm after having been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor.

Representing Cities April 26, 2019

Everytown Law Defends the City of Pittsburgh in Three Lawsuits in Defending Gun Violence Prevention Ordinances

Everytown Law represents the City of Pittsburgh in a trio of lawsuits arising out of the passage of three gun-violence-prevention ordinances passed in the wake of the horrific massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in October 2018. Gun rights activists immediately sued the city for daring to pass gun violence ordinances. On October 29, 2019 the trial court held that the Ordinances were preempted by state law. The City announced its intent to appeal. November 19, 2019 the Court rejected the plaintiff's petition for contempt.

Representing Cities April 26, 2019

Florida Court Rules in Favor of Everytown Clients, Holding Punitive Preemption Law Unconstitutional

The Broward County cities of Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Pembroke Pines and Wilton Manors sued the state of Florida and Florida officials in an effort to enact local ordinances promoting gun safety. The suit alleges that Florida’s punitive firearms preemption law unconstitutionally and illegally threatens local legislators and municipalities for enacting ordinances that may later be found to be preempted by Florida state law. Shortly after filing an initial complaint, the cities consolidated their suit with two similar lawsuits. In the consolidated case, thirty municipalities, three counties, and more than eighty elected local officials seek to overturn the punitive provisions of the preemption law.

Representing Cities August 13, 2018

Everytown Law Represents the City of Edmonds in Defending Ordinance Requiring Responsible Storage

Following the City of Edmonds’ passage of an ordinance requiring responsible gun storage, the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation, along with two individuals, sued the City, seeking a declaratory judgment that the ordinance is invalid. Everytown Law agreed to represent the City on a pro bono basis, along with the Summit Law Group The City moved to dismiss the complaint, arguing that the plaintiffs do not have standing and the dispute is not yet ripe.

Representing Cities July 20, 2018

Alim, et al. v. City of Seattle, et al.

Following the City of Seattle’s passage of an ordinance requiring responsible gun storage, the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation, along with two individuals, sued the City, seeking a declaratory judgment that the ordinance is invalid. Everytown Law agreed to represent the City on a pro bono basis, along with Orrick LLP. The City moved to dismiss the complaint, arguing that the plaintiffs do not have standing and the dispute is not yet ripe. The Honorable Barbara Linde agreed and granted the motion to dismiss. The plaintiffs submitted a motion for reconsideration, which was also denied.