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Second Amendment Public Carry February 1, 2016

Norman v. State of Florida

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.

Second Amendment Sensitive Places January 4, 2016

GeorgiaCarry.org v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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.

Second Amendment Prohibited Weapons September 28, 2015

Peña v. Lindley

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.

Second Amendment Public Carry September 3, 2015

Wrenn v. District of Columbia

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.

Second Amendment Public Carry April 30, 2015

Peruta v. County of San Diego

Everytown filed this amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in a case challenging San Diego’s policy requiring a permit to carry a concealed handgun. The brief explained that San Diego’s requirement that an applicant have a “good cause” to obtain a permit was consistent with centuries of American tradition, and fully constitutional under the Second Amendment.