FPC Files for Injunction Against California Gun CNC Machine Ban, Discriminatory Fee-Shifting Regime

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SAN DIEGO, CA (September 9, 2022) – Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that it has filed a motion for preliminary injunction in Renna v. Bonta, its lawsuit challenging California’s handgun “roster”, its ban on self-manufacturing handguns, and provisions in SB-1327 that are designed to suppress and chill legitimate challenges to firearms regulations. The motion, which seeks to enjoin the ban on CNC machines used to lawfully manufacture gun parts and the fee-shifting provision in SB-1327, can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

“The CNC Ban cannot be defended under any historical understanding of the right to keep and bear arms—which is the controlling constitutional standard,” argues the motion. “Private gunsmithing and self-manufacture of arms were well accepted and affirmatively encouraged in colonial times and thereafter. Because the CNC Ban imminently will impose criminal liability for the mere possession of a CNC mill used for lawfully self-manufactured firearms, it should be immediately enjoined.”

“CCP § 1021.11’s fee-shifting regime imposes a one-sided burden on those who seek to vindicate their civil rights through firearms litigation,” the motion also argues. “It is a modern-day anti-sedition law, punishing those who would dare challenge the government’s views and actions regarding firearms. California targets no other sort of civil rights claim for such treatment.”

“This case stands for the simple proposition that states cannot narrow the field of available, constitutionally protected bearable arms to only those that have been deemed arbitrarily ‘not unsafe.’” Said FPC Director of Legal Operations Bill Sack. “Inherent to the right to keep and bear arms is the right to acquire them – whether it be in an unfettered commercial market, or by self manufacturing them at home.”

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Firearms Policy Coalition (firearmspolicy.org), a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, exists to create a world of maximal human liberty, defend constitutionally protected 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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