From the Firearms Policy Coalition . . .
Less than a week after it secured a historic victory in a post-trial judgment striking down California’s unconstitutional ban on so-called “assault weapons,” Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has filed a new federal Second Amendment lawsuit challenging Nevada’s unconstitutional statutes enacted in Assembly Bill 286, which established a new, confiscatory ban on all unserialized, self-manufactured firearms as well as all “unfinished frames or receivers.”
The complaint in Palmer v. Sisolak can be found at FPCLegal.org.
Three days ago, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed AB 286 into law, which “radically expands the State of Nevada’s statutes to unconstitutionally and categorically ban, under pain of severe criminal sanctions, the possession, receipt, manufacturing, and sales” of Non-Firearm Objects (“NFOs”) the State classifies as “unfinished frames or receivers,” and further bans both the possession of previously self-manufactured firearms as well as, prospectively, any further self-manufacturing of firearms.
FPC’s complaint alleges that Nevada’s ban is categorically unconstitutional, explaining that “the government cannot narrow the channels for exercising the right to keep and bear arms by limiting one’s access to the essential instruments of that right to limited, government-approved manufacturers of firearms and firearm predecessor materials.”
The complaint also says that “Nevada’s Ban imposes a blanket prohibition against a broad class of protected arms in common use for self-defense and other lawful purposes by ordinary law-abiding citizens like the Plaintiffs.”
“Nevada’s broad ban on the possession and construction of constitutionally protected firearms and precursor materials violates Nevadans’ Second Amendment rights and unlawfully deprives them of their property, in violation of the Constitution,” said Adam Kraut, FPC’s Senior Director of Legal Operations.
“In order for a law-abiding individual to exercise their Second Amendment rights, they must have the ability to possess firearms, including those they build themselves. As our complaint explains, the right to self-build one’s own arms has been enjoyed, and at times absolutely necessary, since the founding of our country. We will aggressively litigate this action and seek an injunction to prevent this law from depriving individuals of their rights and property.”
Individuals that are interested in joining FPC in the fight against tyranny can become a member of the FPC Grassroots Army for just $25 at JoinFPC.org.
Firearms Policy Coalition and its FPC Law team are the nation’s next-generation advocates leading the Second Amendment litigation and research space. Some FPC legal actions include:
A challenge to California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” (Miller v. Bonta) that resulted in a post-trial judgment and permanent injunction against the challenged regulations, the first such victory in United States history
A brief supporting certiorari in NYSRPA v. Bruen, which was granted by the U.S. Supreme Court
A challenge to Minnesota’s ban on handgun carry by adults under 21 (Worth v. Harrington)
A challenge to Illinois’ ban on handgun carry by adults under 21 (Meyer v. Raoul)
A challenge to Georgia’s ban on handgun carry by adults under 21 (Baughcum v. Jackson)
A challenge to Tennessee’s ban on handgun carry by adults under 21 (Basset v. Slatery)
A challenge to Maryland’s ban on handgun carry (Call v. Jones)
A challenge to New Jersey’s ban on handgun carry (Bennett v. Davis)
A challenge to New York City’s ban on handgun carry (Greco v. New York City)
A challenge to Pennsylvania’s ban on handgun carry by adults under 21 (Lara v. Evanchick)
A challenge to the federal ban on the sale of handguns and handgun ammunition to adults under 21 years of age (Reese v. ATF)
A challenge to Maryland’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” (Bianchi v. Frosh)
A challenge to California’s handgun “roster”, microstamping, and self-manufacturing ban laws (Renna v. Bonta)
A challenge to Pennsylvania’s laws completely denying the right to carry to individuals who were previously granted relief from prior non-violent convictions and are not currently prohibited from possessing firearms (Suarez v. Evanchick)
For more on these cases and other legal action initiatives, visit FPCLegal.org and follow FPC on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube.
And, just like that, one of the freest / most pro-gun states became one of the worst.
History proves Gun Control in any shape or form is rooted in racism and genocide…Sieg Heil Nevada…
To have the 1968 Gun Control Act still on the books in the United States is an abomination. After all Gun Control walks hand in hand with a noose, slave shacks and other democRat Party race based atrocities.
I’ll consider the FPC when the FPC lays The Ugly Truth About Gun Control on the table in a court of law. Anything else doesn’t cut it.
“unfinished frames or receivers.”
What’s a unfinished frame or receiver? Where do you draw the line on that? Is a 70% lower unfinished? 0% lower? A block of aluminum? They have banned paperweights here.
Is it even a statistical problem?
At least they’re consistent. If guns kill people, then surely all that steel and aluminum barstock sitting in my workshop drawers spends its spare time conspiring to mill and drill itself into guns. Maybe the problem will persist until they find a way to intercept it at the bauxite stage.
I *just* helped a newbie in Nevada get a Polymer80 frame and all the necessary parts to complete his first gun. He hadn’t shot a gun in 20+ years, but was so thrilled when I took him two months ago to a range (in Nevada) for a long day, he wanted to build his own. I’m going back in a few weeks to help him finish it.
And this happens…way to go, Nevada voters. You Democrats flipped a historically red state and immediately screwed it up…
In fairness, I think most of those responsible for this came from over your way😋
At least the CSSR left options to “get legal” and didn’t go completely ex post facto.
You’re probably right, but as I previously said for many years leading up to this debacle, “An area that calls itself ‘Sin City’ and takes pride in its mantra that ‘anything goes’ cannot remain conservative…”
And seeing as Clark County makes up about 75% of the state’s population, it’s pretty much steering the ship there now. And they voted in a real gun hater as their Governor, about as bad as our Newsom.
I’ll take Sisolak every day and twice on Sunday over twosome Newsom any day.
Same shithole scamartist state that that elected/reelected Harry Fing Reid (remember that SOB?) to congress for THIRTY YEARS.
Now the tools think they should be 1st in the nation. FOAD Nevada.
I built a gunm out of a couple of pipes, showed it to a friend, he said “I wouldn’t get caught with that.” I said why its legal. He said ” Until you get caught with it ”
And hes right, sure I could win the case in court, $$$$. So how legal is it really?
Any firearm should be legal until you do something illegal with it. Nevada put the cart in front of the horse which is typical democRat Jim Crow Gun Control twisted thinking.
In case you haven’t noticed democRats look down on gun owners. It’s a wonder you don’t have gun owner water fountains and gun owners being served behind restraurants and gun owner sections on buses and trains and gun owners picking cotton. Obviously the sick desire for democRats to control others comes from their democRat Party KKK bloodline.
An excellent point, but I didn’t think it was unreasonable to hope that they’d remain libertarian. An old friend had planned to meet me during a Vegas trip last year, before the COVID Pan . . . ic shutdown forced cancellation. He said exactly what I’d been thinking: “I figured if anyone would trust adults to make their own decisions, it would be Vegas.”
I’m more conservative (or pro-justice / “natural-law libertarian” as I prefer to think of it) myself, but I much prefer “anything goes” to its opposite – as long as my good choices aren’t being taxed to insulate others from the consequences of their bad choices.
Freedom in general is about anything goes. Why Republicans hate freedom almost as much as Democrats is why we are in this current predicament. The laws will never be enforced at least not in Las Vegas. They are too busy chasing the easy money that comes from ticketing tourists who are not coming back just to fight a ticket.
“Why Republicans hate freedom almost as much as Democrats is why we are in this current predicament.”
At some point we need to specify references to “Republicans” as “some Republican politicians”. The most serious threats we have facing The Republic is from career politicians- those who no longer live in their “home distrct” or state, rarely leaving the Beltway. Were they forced to live with the BS they create as law in the name of those whom they claim to represent they would soon change things for the better if only to help themselves.
And speaking of “elected officials”- voting for the 2021 NRA Board candidates is now open and those who are eligible voters will receive a ballot in this month’s official publication. If you’re an eligible voter, try voting this year rather than skipping out like 90% do. If you have complaints, now’s the time to register them, IF you are a voting member.
I, of course, suggest you vote for me- I’ve worked hard for gun owners for 40 years or so and cannot be tied to any current or past NRA policy or issue. Make it simple, too- you only need vote for 1, not the entire slate. Hey- has anyone else asked for your vote? If you’re a voting member- what, besides the cost of postage do you have to lose? And encourage your friends to vote as well via word of mouth, social media; carrier pigeon if necessary. Like The Republic, often the state of affairs is due largely to the apathy of the voters/stakeholders. Thanks!
Craig Swartz, Adel, IA.
So who is voting to keep Wayne where he is?
“ So who is voting to keep Wayne where he is?”
Well, one thing’s for certain- any eligible voting member who chooses not to vote or just plain passes up the opportunity is. (Ditto all of the non-member gun owners.). They, at least, would have a choice and if enough would bother to vote a lot of things could happen that aren’t currently.
But WLP or not, and even if NY AG’s suit is tossed and WLP was cleared by a court of law from any wrong doing, NRA will still be in the crosshairs of the MSM and the paid-for pols they support. Like NRA or not, without us taking all, and I do mean at least 98% of the anti-gunner’s time and attention, none of the other groups, not GOA, NAGR, SAF, FPC or anyone else would survive the lawyer fees for a month of such attacks. I hope to keep from being proved right on that as a board member.
I have too much of my own time, effort and money invested to let it go without a real battle. I don’t want to get down to just “non-compliance”- my Creator passed this on to me and it’s not up to some mortal to deny me. Those on the sidelines are killing their own rights and liberties, along with mine.
The only good news is, the ‘history and tradition’ of home-built firearms is well-established.
So, in 10-40 years, however long it takes to wind through the courts, we may get eventual relief…
The ‘man’ gives ‘eventual relief’ to wayward truckers at random rest stops.
Just like computers, building is better. Not necessarily cheaper though.
I love how FPC doesn’t mince words or screw around. They go right for the litigious throat and file suits right out of the gate.
These guys (FPC), along with the SAF and GOA deserve more membership and support from the gun community.
Yes, they do. FPC gets the membership money I used to give to the NRA.
Restricting home built firearms would be kind of like banning freedom of speech unless it’s done via a state approved platform like Facebook or the Twatter.
They can sue away all they want….. with RARE exceptions the commie left owns pretty much EVERY judge sitting on EVERY bench EVERYWHERE. They PROVED that when basically EVERY lawsuit challenging last years election theft was dismissed….often without any evidence being presented.