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Current Litigation

Updated Thursday, May 13, 2021

NRA-ILA Champions the Second Amendment in courtrooms across the country. A list of NRA-ILA’s current cases is below. For more information on NRA-ILA’s efforts to protect your rights, please visit nraila.org.

  • Supreme Court of the United States Cases

    New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen

    Challenging New York’s requirement that applicants for a concealed-carry license show that they have “proper cause” to carry a firearm as an unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment.

    Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, Inc. v. Grewal

    Challenging New Jersey’s ban on magazines capable of accepting more than ten rounds of ammunition as an unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment.

    Aposhian v. Garland (amicus)

    Filed an amicus curiae brief in support of a challenge to ATF’s rule classifying bump stocks as machine guns and arguing that courts should not defer to ATF’s interpretation of the Gun Control Act.

    Duncan v. Bonta

    Challenging California’s ban on magazines capable of accepting more than ten rounds as an unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment.

  • Arizona

    Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Forest Service 

    Defending hunters’ ability to use traditional ammunition in the Kaibab National Forest from a lawsuit alleging that using traditional ammunition violates the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

  • California

    Altman v. County of Santa Clara 

    Challenging four California counties’ “emergency” COVID-19 orders that closed gun shops and ranges as an unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment.

    Doe v. Bonta

    Challenging California’s endangerment of law-abiding gun owners by divulging their sensitive personal information in violation of the United States and California Constitutions.

    Flanagan v. Becerra

    Challenging California’s restrictive process for issuing carry permits as an unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment.

    Lower-48 Gray Wolf Cases

    Defending the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to return gray wolf management over to the states, which is better for wildlife management and benefits hunters.

    Martinez v. Villanueva 

    Challenging Los Angeles County’s “Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19” that closed gun shops and shooting ranges as an unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment.

    Rhode v. Becerra

    Challenging California’s draconian restrictions that require all ammunition purchasers pay a tax, pass a background check, and complete the sale in a face-to-face setting as an unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment.

  • Colorado

    Chambers v. City of Boulder

    Challenging the City of Boulder’s so-called assault weapon and large-capacity magazine ban under Colorado’s preemption statute. 

  • Connecticut

    Soukaneh v. Andrzejewski (amicus)

    Filed an amicus curiae brief in support of a lawsuit concerning how the police may respond when presented with a concealed carry permit.

  • Florida

    NRA v. Swearingen

    Challenging Florida’s ban on transferring firearms to law-abiding individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 as an unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment. 

    State of Florida v. City of Weston (Amicus)

    Filed an amicus brief defending Florida’s firearm preemption statute that imposes personal liability on any local official who imposes burdens on the Second Amendment.

  • Illinois

    Guns Save Life, Inc. v. Ali

    Challenging Cook County’s “Firearms Tax,” which imposes a $25 tax for each firearm purchased, a $.05 tax on every round of centerfire ammunition, and a $.01 tax on every round of rimfire ammunition sold as a violation of Illinois’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

    Guns Save Life, Inc. v. Raoul

    Challenging Illinois’ Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card requirement as unconstitutional under Illinois’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

    Guns Save Life, Inc. v. Village of Deerfield

    Challenging the City of Deerfield’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” and magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds as preempted under Illinois law.

  • Maryland

    Maryland Shall Issue, Inc. v. Hogan

    Challenging Maryland’s Handgun Qualification License, which requires multiple fees, lengthy instruction courses, and delays up to 30 days before one can purchase a handgun as an unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment.

  • Montana

    Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Defending the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to open or expand hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 2.3 million acres of land on 106 National Wildlife Refuges and National Fish Hatcheries.

  • New Jersey

    Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association v. Grewal (Amicus)

    Filed an amicus brief opposing a New Jersey’s refusal to recognize retired law enforcement officers’ concealed-carry rights under the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act.

    Mazahreh v. Grewal

    Challenging New Jersey’s restrictive requirement that people show a “justifiable need” to carry a firearm as unlawful infringement on the Second Amendment.

  • Pennsylvania

    Anderson v. City of Pittsburgh

    Challenging the City of Pittsburgh’s ban on magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition as preempted under Pennsylvania state law.

  • Texas

    Cargill v. Garland (amicus)

    Filed an amicus curiae brief in support of a challenge to ATF’s rule classifying bump stocks as machine guns and arguing that courts should not defer to ATF’s interpretation of the Gun Control Act.

  • Virginia

    LaFave v. County of Fairfax 

    Challenging Fairfax County’s ban on possessing firearms in parks and other vaguely defined areas under Virginia’s constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

  • Washington

    Alim v. Seattle 

    Challenging the City of Seattle’s firearm storage ordinance as preempted under Washington state law. 

    Bass v. Edmonds

    Challenging the City of Edmonds’s firearm storage as preempted under Washington state law. 

    Mitchell v. Atkins 

    Challenging Washington’s ban on the sale of certain firearms to 18-20-year-olds and out of state residents as an unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment.

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