Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in support of state and federal prohibitions on felons possessing firearms. 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.
High capacity magazines(HCMs) and assault weapons (AWs) are commonplace in mass shooting incidents. By increasing the number of bullets a shooter can fire without reloading, HCMs make firearms more lethal. Prohibitions on HCMs can help prevent mass shootings, and reduce the daily devastation of gun violence in America.
Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California in defense of California’s large-capacity magazine prohibition. This brief discusses the long history of regulating especially dangerous weapons, the circularity of the “in common use test” and the impact large-capacity magazines have on both mass shootings and everyday gun violence.
Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in defense of Illinois’s limitations on issuing non-residents concealed carry licenses. 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.