Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC Files Amicus Brief in the US Supreme Court on Behalf of its Client GIFFORDS Gun Owners for Safety

On July 2, 2024, Morvillo Abramowitz partner Robert M. Radick and associate Anna G. Adams filed a US Supreme Court amicus brief that seeks to keep untraceable firearms out of the hands of people who should not have them.

Our amicus brief was filed on behalf of our client GIFFORDS Gun Owners for Safety, which is associated with GIFFORDS, an organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  The amicus brief argues in support of the ATF’s “ghost gun rule,” which clarified that kits containing nearly completed weapons that can be made operational through a handful of quick and simple steps constitute “firearms” under the provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968, and therefore must bear serial numbers and can be sold only after the background checks that are essential to responsible gun ownership in this country.

As the brief states, “… one undeniable fact lies at the heart of this matter: ghost guns pose an imminent and real-world threat to the lives and safety of all of us, and their appropriate regulation is a matter of national urgency.”

The brief, which can be read here, is consistent with the firm’s long-standing participation in the Firearms Accountability Counsel Taskforce, by which the private bar works with the nation’s leading gun violence prevention organizations to reduce gun violence and protect the safety of all Americans.