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Everytown Files Amicus Brief Urging Court to Continue to Block the Trump Administration’s Reckless Decision to Permit the Distribution of Downloadable Guns

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, urging the court to continue to temporarily block the Trump Administration’s reckless decision to permit the online distribution of the computer code that, when input into a 3-D printer, will automatically produce all the necessary components of an undetectable, untraceable plastic gun. The brief, co-authored by leading constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School, debunks Defense Distributed’s First Amendment defense -- explaining why the company is wrong when it argues that the computer code it uses to create its downloadable guns is protected by the freedom of speech. The brief was prepared and submitted by the law firms Gupta Wessler PLLC and Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC, Professor Laurence H. Tribe (the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School), and Everytown’s Litigation Team.
Infographics Gun Violence Trends August 8, 2018

Gun Violence in America

The effects of gun violence extend far beyond these casualties—gun violence shapes the lives of millions of Americans who witness it, know someone who was shot, or live in fear of the next shooting. In order to illustrate the magnitude of everyday gun violence, Everytown has gathered the most comprehensive, publicly available data.

City of Boulder Files Opposition to Lawsuit Seeking to Strike Down City’s Common-sense Gun Safety Measures: Everytown Litigation Serving as Co-Counsel

Everytown for Gun Safety’s Litigation Team is representing the City of Boulder, Colorado in a legal challenge to the City’s recently enacted gun-safety ordinance, which includes prohibitions on the possession and sale of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines in the City and strengthens restrictions on the possession of firearms by minors under the age of 21. Plaintiffs – two individuals, a gun dealer, and a shooting club – filed a lawsuit against the City the day after the ordinance was passed and, a month later, filed a motion in an effort to prevent the City from enforcing the ordinance while their lawsuit is ongoing. On July 3, 2018, the City of Boulder filed its opposition to plaintiffs’ motion, demonstrating that, as courts to consider similar challenges have repeatedly made clear, its gun-safety ordinance is fully in accord with the Second Amendment and all other provisions of federal and state law. Everytown’s Litigation team is co-counsel with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, the Boulder City Attorney’s Office, and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.