43 Items
Second Amendment As-Applied Challenges June 7, 2018

Kanter v. Sessions

Everytown filed this brief in the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in support of US and Wisconsin’s prohibition on firearm possession by felons. This brief argues that felons are not protected by the Second Amendment and that as-applied challenges to the Second Amendment should not be analyzed using individual circumstances.

Second Amendment Public Carry April 16, 2018

Culp v. Madigan

Everytown filed this brief in the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in support of Illinois’s concealed carry permit limitations. This brief discusses the long history of regulating the carrying of firearms in public at the local level, the consistency of Illinois’s law with those in many other states, and how state level failures to enter criminal, protective order and mental health records into the national background check system would undermine the ability of Illinois to safely operate its system.

Second Amendment Public Carry April 3, 2018

Everytown Submits Brief in Support of New York’s Public Carry Licensing System

Everytown filed this brief in the US District Court for the Northern District of New York, in support of New York’s public carry licensing system (concealed carry permitting law). The brief demonstrated that the law’s requirement that applicants for concealed carry permits show a need for self-defense greater than the general public to be issued a license is consistent with centuries of Anglo-American tradition and does not violate the Second Amendment.

Second Amendment Prohibited Weapons November 22, 2017

Duncan v. Becerra

Everytown filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a case challenging California’s prohibition on large capacity magazines. This brief corrects the District Court’s misinterpretation of research on mass shootings conducted by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The brief also addresses the long history of regulating especially dangerous weapons, including guns capable of quickly firing a large number of rounds.

Second Amendment November 9, 2017

Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Opposing Nomination of Brett J. Talley

Everytown for Gun Safety submitted a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, opposing the nomination of Brett J. Talley to a federal judgeship due to evidence that Mr. Talley does not possess the impartiality necessary to be a judge. Mr. Talley had previously pledged his support to the NRA.