Motion for Summary Judgment Filed in FPC Lawsuit Challenging New York’s Handgun Carry Bans


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Motion for Summary Judgment Filed in FPC Lawsuit Challenging New York’s Handgun Carry Bans iStock-1421061908

Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit challenging New York’s handgun carry bans in public parks and all private property without express consent. The motion in Christian v. Chiumento can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

“In Bruen, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that any firearm regulation is constitutional only if the government shows it ‘is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.’ But there is no historical tradition supporting New York’s ban on lawful firearm carry in public parks and on private property open to the public,” argues the motion. “Both types of locations date back to the Founding era, but New York will be unable to point to any relevantly similar historical tradition of banning carry in them. This Court should grant summary judgment to Plaintiffs and permanently enjoin enforcement of the challenged restrictions.”

“New York’s ban on carrying arms in public parks and on private property absent express consent is blatantly unconstitutional,” said Cody J. Wisniewski, FPC Action Foundation’s Vice President and General Counsel, and counsel for FPC. “New York is throwing a fit because it has been forced to recognize the right of peaceable people to possess arms outside of their homes by the Supreme Court and is doing everything it can to make that as difficult as possible. We look forward to the Court putting an end to New York’s petulant behavior.”

FPC is joined in this case by one individual FPC member and the Second Amendment Foundation.

Individuals who would like to join the FPC Grassroots Army and support important pro-rights lawsuits and programs like these can learn more at FirearmsPolicy.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, X (Twitter), Facebook, YouTube.


About Firearms Policy Coalition

Firearms Policy Coalition (firearmspolicy.org), a 501(c)4 nonprofit membership 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.Firearms Policy CoalitionFirearms Policy Coalition

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.

FPC Action Foundation (FPCActionFoundation.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, exists to create a world of maximal human liberty through charitable legal action, public policy, education, and research programs.


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