Press Release: 2019-12-10

MA Attorney General Healey Files Brief at U.S. Supreme Court

MA Attorney General Healey Files Brief at U.S. Supreme Court

Monday, December 9, 2019

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed a brief asking the United States Supreme Court not to hear our court case against her. The case, known as David Seth Worman, et al., Petitioners v. Maura T. Healey, Attorney General of Massachusetts, et al. challenges Healey’s enforcement notice of August 2016 and the Massachusetts “assault weapons” ban.

Healey’s brief, filed 12/6/19, carefully crafts a narrative stating that the court does not need to hear the case because it does not infringe upon Second Amendment rights of law-abiding individuals who live in Massachusetts.

One area of interest is where the brief essentially states that law abiding citizens should prove a demonstrable need to own the firearms and magazines in question. Based on this statement alone, the court should address this. Which other rights do we have to prove a need to exercise?

If anything, the brief only further demonstrates the need for our Supreme Court to hear our case. The court now has the chance to once and for all settle the law regarding Second Amendment rights and to protect freedom for all.

We hope that the court recognizes this and grants certification.