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FPC Files Motion to Lift Stay in Lawsuit That Struck Down California “Assault Weapon” Ban Last Year


SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 30, 2022) – Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed a motion to lift the stay that was imposed last year in Miller v. Bonta, its lawsuit challenging California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” that resulted in the district court striking down the ban under the Second Amendment. The motion, along with other case documents, can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

“The people of California have endured for long enough,” said FPC Policy Counsel Matthew Larosiere. “Suffering first and worst all too often, Californians are long overdue to have their rights vindicated. We are eager to see this stay lifted and one more nugget of freedom restored in the Golden State.”

“The Supreme Court’s decision in Bruen eliminates any plausible argument for a stay in this case,” reads the motion. “Whereas Appellants here relied on this and other courts’ familiar two-step interest-balancing approach to claim a likelihood of success on the merits, the Supreme Court explicitly rejected that framework as ‘having one step too many.’”

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