Everytown filed this amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to urge the full court to reconsider a dangerous decision by a three-judge panel which would have subjected a Maryland gun law to the most rigorous form of judicial scrutiny and threatened legislators’ ability to adopt gun laws they believe necessary to protect public safety. On March 4, 2016, the full court agreed to rehear the case.
Everytown filed this amicus brief in the Florida Supreme Court to demonstrate that Florida’s public-carry law – which permits concealed carry, but not open carry – does not violate the constitutional right to bear arms and is consistent with centuries of Anglo-American tradition.
Everytown filed this amicus brief in a case challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ regulation of guns in recreational areas administered by the Corps. Everytown’s brief provided the court hearing the challenge with previously overlooked materials regarding the history of regulating guns in areas, like the Corps’ recreation areas, where members of the public congregate.
Everytown filed this amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in litigation challenging California’s Unsafe Handgun Act. The case involved a challenge to provisions of the Act that require firearm makers to incorporate two safety features — a chamber-load indicator and a magazine-disconnect mechanism — as well as microstamping technology. Everytown’s brief demonstrated that the Unsafe Handgun Act does not burden the challengers’ Second Amendment self-defense right and should be upheld.
Everytown filed this amicus brief in the D.C. Circuit in support of Washington, D.C.’s concealed carry permitting law. That law requires applicants for a concealed carry permit to demonstrate a “good reason to fear injury” or any other “proper reason for carrying a pistol” before they may receive a permit to carry a concealed handgun in public. Everytown’s brief demonstrated that the “good reason”/”proper reason” standard is of a piece with centuries of Anglo-American tradition, and fully consistent with the Second Amendment.