Everytown to Supreme Court: NRA Affiliate’s Case Rests on Distorted Telling of History

Everytown to Supreme Court: NRA Affiliate’s Case Rests on Distorted Telling of History

NEW YORK, September 21, 2021 – Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation’s largest gun violence prevention organization, today filed an amicus brief in the U. S. Supreme Court in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen , a case challenging the constitutionality under the Second Amendment of a New York law regulating the concealed carry of firearms in public. Everytown’s brief explains the constitutionality of the law by: Rebutting key parts of the NRA’s historical argument; Showing that the public carry of firearms, including concealed carry, has been regulated in the U.S. for centuries; and Demonstrating that gun safety measures like New York’s law “enjoy an almost singularly impressive historical lineage among firearms regulations.” “In this latest attempt to force their dangerous views on the Second Amendment on the rest of the country, opponents of strong gun laws are relying on a distorted telling of history,” said Eric Tirschwell, executive director of Everytown Law, the litigation team affiliated with Everytown for Gun Safety. “The last time this NRA affiliate argued before the Supreme Court, just two years ago, it was unsuccessful in advancing its extreme and dangerous position. While the court’s makeup has changed since then, the Second Amendment has not. As communities across the country grapple with increased gun violence, it’s particularly important that the high court get this case right, too.” Everytown Law is representing Everytown for Gun Safety in this matter along with the law firm Gupta Wessler PLLC. The Everytown Law attorneys on […]

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