[Ed: DRGO’s newest amicus brief was released yesterday, opposing California’s ridiculous intent to confiscate thousands of currently owned “large-capacity” (i.e., standard) magazines from citizens who have already suffered enough at the hands of California’s Big Brother state government. Dr. Przebinda primarily worked with the authors, attorneys Joseph Greenlee of the Millenial Policy Center and David Kopel of the Independence Institute, who is one of the leading experts on the history and proper legal understanding of the Second Amendment.]
For Immediate Release
Contact: Arthur Z. Przebinda, MD. (425) 454-7012
DRGO Files Amicus Brief in Duncan (CA) Magazine Ban Case
In response to a brief from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) filed in the Duncan v. Bercerra case, Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) has submitted an amicus brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
DRGO is a project of the Second Amendment Foundation. Their brief argues that the injunction issued by U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez should be affirmed.
At the core of the Duncan case is the question: “Can a state confiscate arms that are in common use by law-abiding citizens?”
“The AAP and ACEP submitted a brief filled with lazy and hackneyed arguments supported by criminological authorities the likes of motherjones.com,” said DRGO Project Director Arthur Z. Przebinda, MD. “This is in keeping with their tradition of relying on shoddy academic work to support an agenda of civilian disarmament.”
DRGO’s brief argues that:
- “Large-Capacity” Magazines are in wide, common use, are not “dangerous and unusual,” and as such are constitutionally protected.
- The magazines in question are very rarely used in mass shootings.
- The ban dispossesses law-abiding citizens but will not dispossess criminals.
- The ban will endanger good people by reducing the number of defensive shots they can fire.
The brief was prepared for DRGO by Colorado attorney Joseph G.S. Greenlee, who is Counsel of Record for all amici: DRGO, the Independence Institute and the Millennial Policy Center. Attorney David B. Kopel of the Independence Institute co-authored the brief.
“Joseph Greenlee did stellar work in compiling a detailed brief, founded in research and case law,” Dr. Przebinda said.
Founded in 1994, Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership is a nationwide advocacy and watchdog group of physicians and other health professionals. DRGO provides commentary and scrutiny of policy and medical literature dealing with firearms ownership, use and misuse. DRGO members have testified to Congress and state legislatures, contributed to amicus curiae briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court and appellate courts, presented to medical societies and the public, and have written and been interviewed for many national media outlets. DRGO is a project of the Second Amendment Foundation.