FPC Files Reply Brief in Lawsuit Challenging California Magazine Ban

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SACRAMENTO, CA (June 1, 2023) – Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today that it has filed a reply in support of its motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit challenging California’s ban on so-called “large-capacity” magazines (LCMs). The brief in Wiese v. Bonta, along with other case documents, is available at FPCLaw.org.

“[T]he defense put up by the State in these cross motions for summary judgment solidifies that California can point to no legitimate justification for its prohibitions against the fundamental liberty of ordinary law-abiding citizens to acquire, possess, and use LCMs in the exercise of their right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment,” argues the brief. “Therefore, this Court can quickly and confidently enter summary judgment in favor of Plaintiffs. We respectfully request that it do so now.”

“Standard capacity magazines are owned in the tens if not hundreds of millions all across the country by peaceable people who use them for lawful purposes,” said Bill Sack, FPC Director of Legal Operations. “These items are protected by the Second Amendment, and their arbitrary restriction finds no support in the country’s history and tradition of firearm regulation.”

This action is part of FPC’s nationwide effort to restore the People’s Right to Bear Arms, and was filed less than a month after it secured injunctions against the ATF’s pistol brace rule and New Jersey’s Bruen response bill.

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FPC is joined in the litigation by the Second Amendment Foundation.

Individuals who would like to Join the FPC Grassroots Army and support important pro-rights lawsuits and programs can sign up at JoinFPC.org. Individuals and organizations wanting to support charitable efforts in support of the restoration of Second Amendment and other natural rights can also make a tax-deductible donation to the FPC Action Foundation. For more on FPC’s lawsuits and other pro-Second Amendment initiatives, visit FPCLegal.org and follow FPC on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube.

Firearms Policy Coalition (firearmspolicy.org), a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, exists to create a world of maximal human liberty, defend constitutional rights, advance individual liberty, and restore freedom. FPC’s efforts are focused on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and adjacent issues including freedom of speech, due process, unlawful searches and seizures, separation of powers, asset forfeitures, privacy, encryption, and limited government. The FPC team are next-generation advocates working to achieve the Organization’s strategic objectives through litigation, research, scholarly publications, amicus briefing, legislative and regulatory action, grassroots activism, education, outreach, and other programs. 

FPC Law (FPCLaw.org) is the nation’s first and largest public interest legal team focused on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and the leader in the Second Amendment litigation and research space.

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