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Courts still willing to uphold the law


Washington ExaminerIn a little-noticed decision with a major impact on the firearms industry, a federal judge in Arizona has ruled in favor of pistol manufacturer Glock and dismissed a suit brought by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence on behalf of a man who was accidentally shot and paralyzed.

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Brnovich upheld liability immunity granted in the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act passed in 2005 to block gun-makers from a potential wave of industry-killing lawsuits.

Brnovich, nominated by former President Donald Trump and the wife of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, dismissed multiple claims in the suit that the act’s protections were illegal, writing, “The statute is constitutional.”

This really shouldn't be news. The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act is not new. But with Democrats eager to win victories on gun control and in control of Congress and the White House, the law might become one of their targets.

This entry was published Sat May 22 23:43:35 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-05-22 23:43:35.0. [Tweet]

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