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The Everytown Center for the Defense of Gun Safety assists state and local governments in defending life-saving gun laws against gun lobby attacks in the courts.

The Center’s Second Amendment experts advise government lawyers who are defending state and local gun violence prevention laws against constitutional challenges. Our deep experience in Second Amendment litigation, both as amicus curiae and as lawyers representing government entities, provides us with unmatched expertise on the doctrine, historical laws, social science, and academic scholarship involved in these cases. Our litigators have participated in the leading Second Amendment cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country and in the United States Supreme Court. We are available to consult on a formal or ad-hoc basis.

Resources on certain laws that see frequent gun-lobby-backed challenges—age restrictions and laws designating sensitive places as locations where carrying weapons is prohibited—are available on this website. For further information on these or other issues, please get in touch.

The Everytown Center for the Defense of Gun Safety is a project of Everytown Law.

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Our Experts

Our experts are available to consult with government lawyers and other government officials on Second Amendment issues that arise in litigation or legislation anywhere in the United States.

Our Advisory Board

The Everytown Center for the Defense of Gun Safety is advised by a group of leading scholars, litigators, and policy experts. 

Second Amendment Briefs

Everytown has filed more than 50 amicus briefs in state and federal courts across the country, helping to defend gun safety laws against Second Amendment challenges. Our briefs focus on the historical, empirical, qualitative, and doctrinal reasons why common sense gun laws do not violate the Second Amendment.