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Pax­ton Stands Up for 2nd Amend­ment Rights in Ami­cus Brief Before the Penn­syl­va­nia Supreme Court

Attorney General Paxton has joined a Montana-led amicus brief in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, pushing back against an activist judiciary ignoring federal law and Americans’ constitutional rights under the 2nd amendment. 

September 21, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion to Pro­tect Sec­ond Amend­ment from Biden Administration

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a Montana-led multistate amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) rulemaking on bump stocks.

August 08, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion to Stop Biden Admin­is­tra­tion from Reg­u­lat­ing Non-Func­tion­al Firearm Parts

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined an Arizona-led 17-state complaint against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Department of Justice, and the Acting Director of ATF, to fight the Biden administration’s unconstitutional rulemaking that would regulate firearm parts manufacturers.

July 28, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Let­ter Urg­ing Sen­ate to Reject Biden Nom­i­nee for ATF Head

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate letter urging the United States Senate to oppose President Biden’s nominee for Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Steven Dettelbach.

June 21, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus in Sup­port of Gun Own­ers of Amer­i­ca Chal­leng­ing ATF’s Final Rule

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined an amicus brief co-led by Montana and West Virginia calling for the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision in Gun Owners of America v. Garland, which upheld the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF’s) Final Rule on bump stocks. Bump stocks are accessories that allow most semi-automatic firearms to shoot more than one shot with a single pull of the trigger.

April 08, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sues Bureau of Alco­hol, Tobac­co, Firearms and Explo­sives for Unlaw­ful­ly Pro­hibit­ing Firearm Silencers in Texas 

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives seeking to stop the enforcement of federal regulations regarding firearm suppressors made in Texas.

February 24, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Coali­tion to Pro­tect Sec­ond Amend­ment Rights

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate coalition in filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court that opposes Maryland’s unconstitutional ban on certain firearms, including any semi-automatic centerfire rifle with a detachable magazine that has at least two of a folding stock, a grenade or flare launcher, or a flash suppressor.

January 27, 2022 | Noteworthy

Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion to Stop the ATF from Infring­ing on Sec­ond Amend­ment Rights

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate coalition that filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court, seeking to stop the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from re-interpreting federal statutes in order to declare that owning or using a “bump stock” turns a semi-automatic rifle into a machine gun.

September 09, 2021 | Press Release