Court Rules Pittsburgh’s New Gun Control Laws Invalid Under Pennsylvania’s Preemption

From the Firearms Policy Coalition . . . Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced a victory in its case against the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Mayor Bill Peduto. FPC was joined by co-plaintiffs Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF), and three individual gun owners. The plaintiffs were represented by Joshua Prince of Civil […]

FPC to SCOTUS: MA Ban on Semi-Auto Firearms & Standard Capacity Magazines is Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an important Supreme Court brief in the case of Worman v. Healey,  a challenge to Massachusetts’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” and “large-capacity” firearm magazines. The brief is available online at FPCLegal.org. “In holding that the Second Amendment protects arms ‘in common use’ in D.C. v. Heller,  the […]

Judge Rules Washington State Preemption Statute Trumps Local ‘Safe Storage’ Law

By the Second Amendment Foundation A Snohomish County, WA Superior Court judge has ruled that a 2018-passed ordinance in the City of Edmonds requiring so-called “safe storage” of firearms “impermissibly regulates firearms in violation” of Washington’s 36-year-old preemption law, in a lawsuit filed by the Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association. SAF and NRA […]

Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorist Ordered to Pay Victim’s Father $450,000 in Defamation Suit

Just as after virtually every high profile shooting in this country, a cottage industry of conspiracy theorists sprung up after the Sandy Hook shooting. Alex Jones has claimed both that the shooting was a “false flag” operation conducted by the government and that no one actually died there that day. Jones has lost a defamation suit brought […]

Federal Court Dismisses Case Against Firearms Manufacturers

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division has dismissed a case against several AR-15 firearms manufacturers, including Smith & Wesson, Remington Arms Company, Sig Sauer, Sturm, Ruger & Company, Colt’s Manufacturing and Armalite. The dismissal with prejudice of the Primus Group v. Smith & Wesson, et. al. case was delivered […]

SAF Moves for SCOTUS Review of Illinois Prohibition on Non-Resident Concealed Carry Licenses

By the Second Amendment Foundation The Second Amendment Foundation has petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to review a case challenging the State of Illinois’ ban on concealed carry by non-residents, asserting that without high court review, “virtually all Americans will be deprived of their full Second Amendment rights while in the State […]

Raising the Red Flag: Gun Owners Are Increasingly Being Asked to Prove That They Should Retain Their Gun Rights

So much for innocent until proven guilty. The proliferation of “red flag” laws across the country means that the burden of proof increasingly falls on gun owners to prove to a court that they’re worthy of retaining their gun rights. What could possibly go wrong? Even taking the results of (Duke University medical sociologist Jeffrey) […]