FPC Files Reply Brief in Lawsuits Challenging Delaware “Assault Weapon,” Magazine Bans

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 21, 2023) – Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a reply brief with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in its Gray v. Jennings and Graham v. Jennings lawsuits, which challenge Delaware’s “assault weapon” and standard capacity magazine bans, respectively. The brief can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

“Delaware’s law banning firearms and ammunition magazines possessed by millions of Americans is flagrantly unconstitutional,” argues the brief. “Under binding Supreme Court precedent, the law-abiding citizens of this country have an absolute right to possess arms that are in common use. Arms possessed by millions easily meet that description.”

“Delaware’s ban is not just unconstitutional, but immoral and offensive–it is nothing more than politicians denying to the people access to the very arms that those politicians demand for their own protection,” said Cody J. Wisniewski, FPC Action Foundation’s General Counsel and Vice President of Legal, and FPC’s counsel. “Delaware does not have the power to tread upon the constitutionally protected rights of peaceable people and has no business denying those individuals the right to choose the tools they deem necessary for their own defense.”

FPC is joined in these lawsuits by the Second Amendment Foundation.

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Individuals who would like to join the FPC Grassroots Army and support important pro-rights lawsuits and programs like these 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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