FPF adds Florida Carry and Missouri State Rep. Shane Roden as Plaintiffs in Bump-Stock Lawsuit

December 27, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 27, 2018) — Yesterday, attorneys in the Guedes v. BATFE federal bump-stock lawsuit filed an amended complaint, adding Florida Carry, Inc. and Missouri State Rep. Shane Roden as plaintiffs. Florida Carry and Rep. Roden both own bump-stock devices.

In addition to serving as the elected representative for District 111 of the Missouri House of Representatives, Roden is a firefighter/paramedic since 2003, a reserve sheriff deputy, and a SWAT operator/medic for the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. Florida Carry has over 30,000 registered members and supporters, including members residing in all counties through the state of Florida and in other states. 

“Florida Carry has been and remains strongly opposed to the Trump Administration’s unlawful and unconstitutional bump-stock rule,” said Sean Caranna, executive director of Florida Carry. “We are delighted to join this case and defend the rights of our organization and our members and supporters.”

A copy of the court filings can be viewed at www.bumpstockcase.com.

FPF also announced that former institutional plaintiff Firearms Policy Coalition has withdrawn from the case in order to proceed separately in a new legal challenge brought by Supreme Court attorney Thomas Goldstein of Goldstein & Russel, P.C.

The Guedes case is backed by Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) and Madison Society Foundation (MSF), also institutional plaintiffs in the case.

The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Joshua Prince and Adam Kraut of Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C. Prince and Kraut previously filed a nearly 1,000-page formal opposition to the proposed regulation, which included a video exhibit showing the actual operation of a “bump-stock” device on an AR-15 type firearm. That opposition and its 35 exhibits can be viewed at www.bit.ly/fpc-bumpstock-reg-opposition.

Firearms Policy Foundation (www.firearmsfoundation.org) is a 501(c)3 grassroots nonprofit organization. FPF’s mission is to defend the Constitution of the United States and the People’s rights, privileges and immunities deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition, especially the inalienable, fundamental, and individual right to keep and bear arms.