FPC Celebrates First Year of Post-Bruen Legal Wins

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LAS VEGAS, NV (June 23, 2023) – One year after the United States Supreme Court’s decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) is celebrating its numerous legal victories, many of which might not have been possible without the court’s decision. Documents from these cases can be found at FPCLaw.org.

“The FPC Lawsuit Printer has been on overdrive since before the Supreme Court’s Bruen decision,” said FPC Vice President of Communications Richard Thomson. “Now we’re seeing FPC Law’s sweat equity pay off in spades with numerous high profile, first-of-their-kind victories across the nation. We are proud to be doing this critical work for the People and we will continue to be the driving force behind this monumental effort to restore fundamental rights throughout the country.”

“The Supreme Court’s Opinion in NYSRPA v. Bruen has had far-reaching effects for one simple reason–lower courts were not following the Constitution before Bruen was issued,” said Cody J. Wisniewski, FPC Action Foundation’s Senior Attorney for Constitutional Litigation. “Now that lower courts are following the text of the Constitution and the Second Amendment, guided by Bruen, gun control laws across the country are finally being treated as exactly what they have always been–unconstitutional infringements on the People’s natural right to self-defense.”

FPC wins since June 23, 2022

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  1. Andrews v. McCraw (Northern District of Texas)

    • A federal judge struck down Texas’ unconstitutional ban on handgun carry by 18-20-year-old adults, ruling in favor of FPC
  2. Mock v. Garland (Fifth Circuit)

    • FPC secured an injunction pending appeal from the Fifth Circuit in its lawsuit challenging ATF’s pistol brace rule. The injunction applies to Plaintiffs, including FPC’s members, Maxim Defense’s customers, and the individual plaintiffs’ resident family members for the length of FPC’s appeal.
  3. VanDerStok v. Garland (Northern District of Texas)

    • In its challenge to the Biden Administration’s ATF Rule redefining “firearm” and “frame or receiver,” FPC secured a preliminary injunction from the Court, preventing ATF from enforcing the new Rule against the plaintiffs in the case, including Plaintiff Tactical Machining’s customers, while the case is argued.
  4. Rigby v. Jennings (District of Delaware)

    • A Court issued FPC a preliminary injunction against Delaware’s bans on self-manufacturing and possession of home-built firearms, pausing the State’s ability to enforce its law while the case can be fully resolved.
  5. Hardaway v. Nigrelli (Western District of New York)

  6. Christian v. Nigrelli (Western District of New York)

    • A Court issued FPC a preliminary injunction against New York’s law banning guns on all private property without express consent. The Second Circuit stayed the order while it hears New York’s appeal.
  7. Miller v. Bonta (Miller II)  (Southern District of California)

    • FPC won a challenge to California’s law creating a fee-shifting regime enacted as retribution for Texas’s SB 8 abortion law in an attempt to suppress legitimate challenges to the State’s gun control laws.
  8. Koons v. Platkin (District of New Jersey)

    • The Court issued FPC a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in its lawsuit challenging multiple aspects of New Jersey’s Bruen response bill related to where carry permit holders may carry their firearms. The Third Circuit partially stayed the order while it hears New Jersey’s appeal.
  9. Worth v. Harrington (District of Minnesota)

    • A federal judge struck down Minnesota’s ban on handgun carry by 18-20 year old adults as unconstitutional, ruling in favor of FPC. The Court stayed the order while the Eighth Circuit hears Minnesota’s appeal.
  10. Renna v. Bonta (Southern District of California)

    • FPC secured a preliminary injunction against the California handgun roster’s chamber load indicator, magazine disconnect, microstamping, and three-for-one removal provisions. The Court stayed the order while the Ninth Circuit hears California’s appeal.
  11. Harrel v. Raoul (Southern District of Illinois)

    • FPC secured a preliminary injunction in its lawsuit challenging Illinois’ “assault weapon” and magazine bans. The Seventh Circuit stayed the order while it hears Illinois’ appeal.
  12. Campos v. Bonta (San Diego Superior Court)

    • In FPC’s lawsuit challenging California’s’ intentional delay of firearm transactions, a state court ruled that California violated the law and ordered it to stop enforcing the delay policy and practice.
  13. Barba v. Bonta (San Diego Superior Court)

    • A California state court issued a preliminary injunction in FPC’s lawsuit challenging a California law requiring the State to share the personal identifying information of millions of gun and ammunition owners with other parties for non-law-enforcement purposes.

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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