RMGO v. Polis: Protecting the Magazine Restrictions that Save Lives During Mass Shootings

Case Information: Rocky Mountain Gun Owners v. Polis, No. 2018SC0817 (Colo. S. Ct. brief filed Aug. 12, 2019)

At Issue: The plaintiff in this case brings a state constitutional challenge to Colorado’s law prohibiting the possession, sale, or transfer of ammunition magazines holding more than 15 rounds— like those used in mass shootings from Sandy Hook to Las Vegas to Parkland and countless other tragedies. Going beyond than the law at issue, the ...

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Domestic Violence & Firearms in Texas

See our Domestic Violence and Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Texas law does not:

  • Have a law to ensure relinquishment of firearms or ammunition by domestic abusers who have become prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under state or federal law;
  • Prohibit firearm possession by people convicted of domestic violence against a current or former dating partner in most cases, or convicted of threatening to vi...

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Investing in Local Intervention Strategies in New York


Gun violence is by far the largest driver of homicides in America, the overwhelming majority of which take the form of day-to-day shootings in underserved communities of color.1 Black and Latino young men living in urban neighborhoods are disproportionately impacted by this tragic violence—almost 75% of America’s 14,415 gun homicide victims in 2016 were either Black or Latinx, and nearly 85% were male.2

In order to tackle this public health crisis, we nee...

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi Honored at 26th Anniversary Dinner

Last Friday, hundreds of our supporters gathered in San Francisco for Giffords Law Center’s 26th Anniversary Dinner. We spent the evening remembering those we’ve lost to gun violence and celebrating the victories our movement has achieved in the past year. Thank you to those of you who were there and to those of you who were there in spirit.

Watch highlights from the Anniversary Dinner:

The above video features highlights from what was truly an inspir...

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Guedes v. ATF: Fighting for the Federal Bump Stock Ban

Case Information: Guedes et al. v Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms et al., Case No. 19-5042 (D.C. Cir. brief filed March 13, 2019).

At Issue: This case presents constitutional and other legal challenges to the federal bump stock rule finalized in December 2018 by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF). The rule states that bump stocks — devices designed to convert semiautomatic rifles to fire fully automa...

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City of Weston et al. v. Florida Governor et al.: Opposing Extreme Preemption in Florida

Update — On July 26, 2019, the trial court struck down all the penalty provisions in Florida’s extreme preemption law, siding with the position Giffords Law Center argued for in our amicus brief.

Case information: City of Weston et al. v. Hon. Richard “Rick” Scott et al., Case No. 2018 CA 000699 (Leon County Circuit Court, filed March 4, 2019).

At Issue: This case involves a Florid...

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