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Representing Cities August 13, 2018

Bass, et al. v. City of Edmonds, et al.

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.
Representing Cities July 3, 2018

Jon C. Caldara, et al. v. City of Boulder, et al.

Everytown Law is representing the City of Boulder, Colorado in a legal challenge to the City’s recently enacted gun-safety ordinance, which includes prohibitions on the possession and sale of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines in the City and strengthens restrictions on the possession of firearms by minors under the age of 21. Plaintiffs – two individuals, a gun dealer, and a shooting club – filed a lawsuit against the City the day after the ordinance was passed and, a month later, filed a motion in an effort to prevent the City from enforcing the ordinance while their lawsuit is ongoing. On September 17, 2018, agreeing with the arguments made by the City, the federal district court decided that it would abstain from deciding any of plaintiffs’ Second Amendment and other federal constitutional claims until a state court decided whether the ordinance was preempted under state law. The case is currently on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Boulder’s ordinance remains in effect. Everytown Law is co-counsel with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, the Boulder City Attorney’s Office, and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Representing Cities April 11, 2018

City of Missoula v. Timothy C. Fox

Everytown Law is representing the City of Missoula in its lawsuit against the Attorney General of Montana as part of the city’s efforts to enforce a public safety ordinance requiring background checks on unlicensed gun sales. The lawsuit asks a Montana state court to overrule a determination by Attorney General Timothy C. Fox that the ordinance is preempted by state law. In October, the court ruled in favor the City, clearing the way for Missoula to enforce its firearms background check ordinance. The case is currently on appeal to the Montana Supreme Court. Everytown Law is co-counsel with the Missoula firm of Boone Karlberg P.C. and the Missoula City Attorney.
Representing Cities April 10, 2018

Daley, et al. v. The State of Florida, et al

Everytown Law is representing a number of Florida cities and elected officials in lawsuit challenging state’s punitive firearms preemption law.