The goal of the anti-gun rights group: to impose on the firearm industry a ‘death by a thousand cuts,’…
Some of the biggest names in firearms are challenging a controversial New York law that stands to bankrupt the industry with frivolous lawsuits.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, allied with 14 firearm manufacturers, distributors, and retailers – including such household names as Beretta, Glock, Ruger, Sig Sauer, and Smith & Wesson – filed suit in federal court last week against New York Attorney General Letitia James in her official capacity. The 28-page complaint characterizes New York’s new “public nuisance” law as unconstitutional and asks for a preliminary injunction against its enforcement.
The law, signed by now-disgraced New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in July, would make it easier to sue members of the gun industry, ranging from small mom-and-pop local gun stores to publicly traded manufacturers, despite federal protections adopted in 2005 under the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
By CHRIS EGER