After racking up wins last month in the Tenth Circuit challenging Colorado “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazine bans in four jurisdictions, the National Association for Gun Rights is taking its Bruen-powered show on the road. They filed suits today against similar gun control laws in five more jurisdictions in four federal Circuit Courts.
Here’s NAGR’s press release announcing the suits . . .
Today, The National Association for Gun Rights’ legal arm filed five lawsuits in four different federal appellate circuits to challenge multiple state and local “assault weapons” bans and standard-capacity magazine bans.
The cases were filed in First Circuit (Massachusetts), Second Circuit (Connecticut), Seventh Circuit (Highland Park and Naperville, Illinois), and the Ninth Circuit (Hawaii). Cases in the Tenth Circuit against the state of Colorado had previously been filed.
Local plaintiffs have been found in each state.
“States have been ignoring the Second Amendment and the Heller and McDonald decisions for far too long – and law-abiding gun owners are sick and tired of their unconstitutional antics which disarm millions of Americans,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights. “In light of the Bruen decision, and the success we’ve had in suing localities in Colorado for their gun grabs, we’re going after every Federal Circuit Court which has upheld egregious firearms bans. They must immediately overturn their ‘assault weapons’ and magazine bans– and our suits argue just that.”
These suits come as an extension of existing litigation by local Colorado affiliate Rocky Mountain Gun Owners against several municipal cases where judges have already granted Temporary Restraining Orders based on the Bruen decision preventing the enforcement of “assault weapons” and magazine ban ordinances.
“Our mission has always been to expand pro-gun precedents and defend gun owners,” said Hannah Hill, Research and Policy Director for the National Foundation for Gun Rights, the legal defense arm of the National Association for Gun Rights. “The brilliant decision from Justice Thomas this summer has provided us with the ammo to free millions of law-abiding Americans who have been unjustly denied their gun rights.”
If successful, the National Association for Gun Rights will push to overturn these unconstitutional gun control laws, and establish a national precedent permanently ending all similar bans on commonly owned firearms and magazines across the country
“We are simply asking for the courts to enforce the Supreme Court’s pro-gun Bruen ruling by re-evaluating and striking down each of these gun control laws under the new national standard which outlaws gun controls that are not consistent with the ‘text, history, tradition of the Second Amendment’ as required in the Bruen decision,” concluded Brown.
The National Association for Gun Rights is the nation’s largest “no compromise” pro-gun organization, with 4.5 million members nationwide.