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Second Amendment Prohibited Weapons April 25, 2019

Everytown Files Amicus Brief in Support of California Law Prohibiting Assault Weapons (Rupp v. Becerra)

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States District Court for the Central District of California in defense of California’s Assault Weapons Control Act, which prohibits the manufacture, possession, transport, sale, offer for sale, and import of assault weapons.
Second Amendment Prohibited Weapons February 20, 2019

Everytown Files Amicus Brief in Support of Cook County, Illinois’s Prohibition of Assault Weapons and Large-Capacity Magazines

Everytown filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in defense of a Cook County, Illinois ordinance prohibiting assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. This brief details the long history of regulating especially dangerous weapons, including a century of restrictions on semiautomatic firearms capable of firing a large number of rounds without reloading. It also demonstrates the circularity and illogic of the “common use” test argued for by plaintiffs, based upon nationwide sales and manufacturing figures, which cannot be reconciled with either the Supreme Court’s decision in Heller or common sense, and is inconsistent with core principles of federalism. And, relying on Everytown’s own research, this brief further explains the substantial relationship between regulating assault weapons and large-capacity magazines and Cook County’s undeniably important interest in preventing and mitigating both mass shootings and daily gun violence.
Second Amendment Public Carry February 1, 2019

Everytown Files Amicus Brief in Support of Maryland’s Public Carry Licensing System

Everytown filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, urging the federal appeals court to uphold the district court’s decision rejecting a challenge to Maryland’s system for regulating the carrying of firearms in public. Everytown’s brief refutes the primary historical arguments made by gun lobby lawyers, and explains that Maryland’s requirement that an applicant have a “good and substantial reason” to obtain a permit to carry a firearm in public is consistent with centuries of Anglo-American tradition—and thus fully constitutional under the Second Amendment. Everytown previously filed an amicus brief in this case last year, in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Second Amendment Prohibited Weapons January 28, 2019

Everytown Files Amicus Brief in Support of California's Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition

Everytown submitted this amicus brief in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in defense of California’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 relied upon by plaintiffs; and the impact that regulating large-capacity magazines has on preventing both mass shootings and day-to-day gun violence.
Second Amendment Public Carry November 27, 2018

Everytown Files Amicus Brief in Support of California’s Public Carry Licensing System (Flanagan v. Becerra)

Everytown filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, urging the federal appeals court to uphold the district court’s decision rejecting a challenge to California’s system for regulating the carrying of firearms in public. Everytown’s brief refutes the primary historical arguments made by gun lobby lawyers, and explains that California’s requirement that an applicant have a “good cause” to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon, as well as its limitations on open carry, are consistent with centuries of Anglo-American tradition—and thus fully constitutional under the Second Amendment. Everytown previously filed an amicus brief in this case last year, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The district court upheld the law, finding that the California was reasonable in believing that the challenged restrictions on public carry would be effective in “promoting and achieving the governmental objective of public safety.”