r/gunpolitics Feb 01 '23

Lawsuit Tracker Thread


I will try and edit this as I compound more information. It would be great if comments could be restrained to those that are helpful in the tracking of the various suits and their statuses.

Current ISSUES: BATF Rule against Braces (place holder for rule number)

FPC:Mock V. Garland ( 3:23-xc-00232 ) Filed Jan 31 2023

Tracker: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66774568/mock-v-garland/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=desc

FPC: Mock V. Garland ( 4:23-cv-00095 )

:Copy of the Complaint: https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txnd.372609/gov.uscourts.txnd.372609.1.0.pdf

Tracker: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66774568/mock-v-garland/

Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty: Britto, TAUSCHER, Kroll v. BATF ( 2:23-cv-00019 )

:Copy of the Complaint:


Tracker: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66772401/britto-v-bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives/

Watterson v. BATF ( 4:23-cv-00080 )

:Copy of the Complaint: https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txed.219996/gov.uscourts.txed.219996.1.0.pdf

Tracker: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66772719/watterson-v-bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives/

Info on Texas issued subpoenas: https://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Our_Legal_System1&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=23450

P. 45(c)((3)(B) In general, the motion should be filed as soon as possible if an agreement cannot be reached with the issuing attorney, and certainly no later than the earlier of (a) the time specified for compliance or (b) within 14 days after the service of the subpoena

COLON v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (8:23-cv-00223) (M.D. Florida)

:Copy of the Complaint:




TEXAS v BATF ( Case 6:23-CV-00013)

:copy of the complaint: https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txsd.1905516/gov.uscourts.txsd.1905516.1.0.pdf

Tracker: https://www.law360.com/cases/63e549cf15d4e802a4713175


:copy of the complaint: https://www.fracaction.org/_files/ugd/054dfe_c1903a1ef3f84cf89c894aee5e10319c.pdf



Older Cases still in litigation:

Paxton v Richardson

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Vanderstock v Garland

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Duncan Vs. Becerra ( 3:17-cv-01017 )

:Copy of the Complaint: https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.casd.533515/gov.uscourts.casd.533515.1.0_1.pdf

Tracker: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6082773/duncan-v-becerra/

US v. Rare Breed Triggers LLC

:Copy of the Complaint:


Tracker: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66761832/united-states-v-rare-breed-triggers-llc/

SAF v. BATF ( Case 3:21-cv-00116-B ) (filed 01/15/2021)

:Copy of the Complaint: https://www.saf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Complaint.pdf

Tracker: https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/37940607/Rainier_Arms_LLC_et_al_v_Bureau_of_Alcohol_Tabacco_Firearms_and_Explosives_et_al

Davis V. BATF ( 3:23-cv-00305 ) (Illinois)

:Copy of the Complaint:

Tracker: https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/47632146/Davis_v_Bureau_of_Alcohol,_Tobacco,_Firearms_and_Explosives


Rick Scott "Stop Harrassing Owners of Rifles Today (Short) Act"Tracker:


r/gunpolitics 8h ago

News "Patrol Rifle"

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So when an LEO has/had one it's called a "patrol rifle". But when a citizen has one it's a called an "assault rifle". Got it.

Massachusetts state sanctioned boot wearer lost his pew pew.

r/gunpolitics 1h ago

Legislation ATF admits they dont make laws. Watching this video the dim whit says congress passed a law 90 years ago that allows the ATF to change laws as time goes on.. made me want to look it up and what do you know is on their own website …

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r/gunpolitics 9h ago

ATFs assault on American citizens House Committee on Judiciary Committee stream


Anyone else watching this shit? The amount of flat out verifiable lies being told is baffling and infuriating.

r/gunpolitics 14h ago

To the Senate: Arizona Bill to Expand Ban on State Enforcement of Federal Gun Control

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r/gunpolitics 13h ago

Bill protecting tribal members' second amendment rights introduced

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r/gunpolitics 14h ago

The Michigan Senate is expected to pass a package of bills that would change gun laws.


This 11-bill package was introduced after the Michigan State University shooting. Highlights include red flag laws, universal background checks, and safe storage requirements.


I can not find any information on what the 11 Bills are. Would really like a summary.

r/gunpolitics 1h ago

Legislation Ghost guns could soon be illegal in Colorado

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r/gunpolitics 19h ago

Question What to do with the excess manpower formerly enforcing gun control once our goal is met?


(Not trolling)

Okay, once we met our goal of restoring the 2A through repelling the NFA and the Hughes Amendment and disbanding gun control bodies such as the ATF , what are we going to do about the manpower of those former ATF agents as well as others charged with enforcing gun control ? You know it might cause issues since they have paramilitary training and may cause trouble if thrown out? What to do with them?

r/gunpolitics 1d ago

Legislation Utah Governor signs bill prohibiting state/local police and government employees from helping enforce federal gun laws

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r/gunpolitics 1d ago

Credit cards caught in political crosshairs over tracking firearms purchases

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r/gunpolitics 1d ago

Why I'll never care about Europe's opinions on gun control


The common tropes of why gun control schemes from other countries would not work in the US are not invalid. There's simply too much area, too many people, too many guns, too much cultural significance, too many legal hurdles, and not enough money or door kickers to implement effective buy "backs" or confiscation. However, there's another serious problem that very few people recognize: the peace, stability, and relative respect of human rights in basically every western allied nation is upheld by the United States.

Europe is the strongest example of this. Quite simply, the last eighty years of peace in western Europe is not historically normal. We paid for it. We paid for it in military bases across NATO countries to maintain stability, which those countries gladly accepted after the horrors of World War 2 and facing the threats of the Cold War. This not only kept the Soviets from deploying tanks across Europe, it kept those nations from going to war with each other. Of course, the USSR was maintaining their own bases on the other side of the iron curtain, posturing against the west and keeping eastern countries in a state of cooperation - but not with a stellar record of respecting human rights. But then, their people didn't have the means to force their will on the government instead of the other way around, did they?

Furthermore, it was our Navy that deployed and maintained a global force, something no other country has even attempted to match, to clear shipping lanes of pirates and privateers for an historically unprecedented global trade network. Of course, we were really only offering direct protection for countries that denounced communism, but hey, it worked- and the proof is in the dropping worldwide rate of poverty related preventable death, such as exposure and starvation, decade over decade.

Now, I'm not going to sit here and defend globalism or our military posturing as it stands post- cold war. But between the security and economic benefits we offer to the world, it is undeniable that it is in the best interest of western allied governments to remain mostly benevolent toward their people. For instance, if Canada were to suddenly decide that they were going to round up and prosecute a certain class of people, it would be the United States that would spearhead a worldwide response - global shipping to and from Canada would begin to restrict, and in the worst case scenario, military action would be employed. Of course, this example is deliberately ridiculous, but it remains less ridiculous to think that Canada would establish the next Auschwitz than it is to think that we would do nothing about it. There is a very clear carrot (free trade and prosperity) and stick (military action) that keeps western allied governments mostly benevolent.

So, how do we trust the American government to remain mostly benevolent, if it is maintaining the foundation of the peace, prosperity, and approximation of freedom that most of the western world takes for granted? Because I think we can agree that the US government is not worthy of our trust. Simple: a government must respect their people's vote if there exists the means to dismantle that government with force. If a government cannot be held to account with violence, it has no long term reason to not run roughshod over its people. The United States government usually remains in line, because it is afraid of its people. Anyone who tells you otherwise didn't learn any lessons of fighting insurgent forces in Vietnam or Afghanistan. And if there's any government employee who isn't afraid of pissing off American gun owners, it's because they're too goddamn stupid to make a living in the private sector.

To recap, there is a clear chain of accountability that forms a critical cornerstone for world power, stability, and economics: civilians in most countries live at ease because their governments remain mostly benevolent. Those governments would largely devolve into dictatorship, war, and genocide without American military presence and security in global trade networks, as they did for most of their histories. And the American government remains accountable to its people, because Americans reserve the right to revoke their privilege to govern by force.

I believe, wholeheartedly, that if this chain breaks the world will experience unimaginable consequences.

r/gunpolitics 1d ago

Challenges to New York’s End Run Around SCOTUS 2nd Amendment Ruling Argued At Second Circuit

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r/gunpolitics 1d ago

ATF Issues Public Safety Advisory to All Federal Firearms Licensees, Manufacturers and Distributors on Violations of ‘Frame or Receiver’ Rule

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r/gunpolitics 1d ago

Google Bard's (AI) take on the 2A and "militia"

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Bard flip flopped like many politicians we know.

r/gunpolitics 2d ago

Countries with the most guns in the hands of civilians

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r/gunpolitics 1d ago

Oregon legislators to consider 3 new laws aimed at curbing gun deaths

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r/gunpolitics 2d ago Ally

News Countries with the most guns in the hands of civilians AND gun crime rates

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r/gunpolitics 2d ago

‘Unconstitutional’: Federal Judge Blocks Multiple California Gun Restrictions

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r/gunpolitics 2d ago

Three officers with AR-15s? Why, clearly they didn't go in because they were outgunned by a single guy with an AR-15

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r/gunpolitics 2d ago

Legislation Censored by the Media, New Mexico Gun Owners are, metaphorically speaking, kicking some serious ass with actual Grassroots Activism.


New Mexico is an Hispanic Majority State, and by percentage, has the largest proportional American Indian Population. Opposition to the Bloomberg Machine was carried out by a Diverse Coalition reflective of the State, and more YOUNG PEOPLE opposed the Gun Ban and Confiscation Lobby than supported it.


r/gunpolitics 2d ago

Brazil Moves to Take Back Guns After Surge in Purchases

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r/gunpolitics 2d ago

Federal Judge Strikes Down Controversial California Handgun Roster Law on 2nd Amendment Grounds

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r/gunpolitics 2d ago

News Kansas should thank Sen. Moran for putting an ATF facility in our state.

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r/gunpolitics 2d ago

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to overturn domestic violence gun ruling

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r/gunpolitics 3d ago

Gun Laws Delays still plaguing NJ concealed carry applicants

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