43 Items
Second Amendment Prohibited Weapons October 19, 2017

Wiese 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. The brief focuses on the long history of regulating especially dangerous weapons including weapons capable of quickly firing a large number of rounds.
Second Amendment Public Carry October 13, 2017

Weng v. Evans

Everytown filed this amicus brief in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in a case challenging Massachusetts’ public carry licensing system as implemented by the cities of Boston and Brookline. Everytown’s brief shows that Massachusetts’ public carry licensing regime is consistent with a centuries-long Anglo-American tradition and clearly constitutional under the Second Amendment.

Second Amendment Sensitive Places October 6, 2017

Johnson v. Lyon

Everytown filed this brief in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan in a case challenging Michigan’s regulation requiring foster parents to responsibly store their firearms. This brief discusses the social science research showing responsible storage can reduce the horrible toll of child suicide and unintentional shootings by children. The brief also surveys the long history of laws requiring firearms and ammunition to be responsibly stored.

Second Amendment Public Carry September 18, 2017

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

Everytown filed this brief in the US District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, in a case challenging system for regulating the carrying of firearms in public. The brief 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 American tradition, and fully constitutional under the Second Amendment.

Second Amendment Public Carry August 31, 2017

Everytown Files Brief in Support of a Rehearing En Banc for the District of Columbia’s Public Carry System (Wrenn v. D.C.)

Everytown filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in a case challenging the District of Columbia’s concealed carry licensing system. This brief calls for the full D.C. Circuit to review the 2-1 decision striking down D.C.’s public carry licensing regime and criticizes the failure of the panel majority to engage in the historical analysis required by Heller.