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.
On April 19, 2018, a Wisconsin appeals court allowed a lawsuit filed against Armslist.com to move forward, ruling that federal law does not protect a website that was allegedly designed to facilitate illegal gun sales. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of Yasmeen Daniel, whose mother, Zina Daniel Haughton, was fatally shot in 2012 in the Azana Spa shooting in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Everytown for Gun Safety filed an amicus brief in the case, with the support of the law firm Kramer Levin.
Since the tragic mass shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, Everytown has received numerous inquiries asking what gun manufacturers can do to demonstrate that they are taking responsibility and doing their part to reduce gun violence. This document identifies and describes three policy positions and three operational reforms that manufacturers could undertake to improve public safety right now.
The below table was produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in response to a Freedom of Information Act Request Submitted by Everytown for Gun Safety’s Research Team. The table shows the number of active mental health records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check Indices during various periods in 2017.