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California`s Supreme Court Rejects Brady Bunch`s Reckless Suit

Friday, August 10, 2001

The gun-ban lobby formerly known as HCI/CPHV was dealt yet another crushing defeat in the courts on Monday when the California Supreme Court handed down an overwhelming 5 to 1 majority ruling that stated the obvious: gun makers cannot be held responsible when their lawful products are used in the commission of violent crimes. The suit, Merrill v. Navegar, was originally filed in 1994 by HCI/CPHV`s Legal Action Project as an attempt to hold Navegar, Inc., a Florida-based gun maker, responsible for the 1993 murderous rampage by Gian Luigi Ferri at a San Francisco office building. In 1997, the suit was dismissed by a trial judge, but a narrow 2 to 1 appellate court ruling in 1999 allowed the case to continue. Monday`s decision reversed the 1999 decision, ruling the suit was prevented by a 1983 law prohibiting civil cases against the manufacturer of defectless, lawful firearms.

The suit against Navegar may have been the crown jewel in the gun-ban movement`s ongoing attempt to bankrupt the lawful firearm industry with exorbitant legal expenses. In 1999, the Legal Action Project hailed the appellate ruling as a "historic victory," and claimed it would have "far-reaching implications" for similar suits. But Sarah Brady`s legal team is clearly as out of step with judicial trends as it is with mainstream America. The courts have consistently rejected these attempts to further the anti-gun agenda by using the judiciary to bypass the people`s elected representatives, and poll after poll shows the general public abhors these abuses of our judicial system. The California ruling is the second by a state supreme court rejecting reckless lawsuits, and numerous lower-level courts have handed down similar rulings.

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The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

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Friday, March 24, 2017

The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

Last week, we wrote about Americans for Responsible Solutions’ irresponsible misinformation about The Hearing Protection Act on Twitter.  Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who took notice of ARS’s complete disregard for the facts on ...

Seattle Gun Tax Fails to Generate Projected Revenue, Succeeds in Burdening Rights

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Seattle Gun Tax Fails to Generate Projected Revenue, Succeeds in Burdening Rights

On March 16, 2017, the Seattle Times reported that Seattle city officials were reluctant to release data on the revenue generated by the city’s firearms and ammunition tax, citing taxpayer confidentiality concerns. Less than a ...

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme court, asserted during his confirmation hearings this week that Scalia’s landmark Second Amendment opinion in District of ...

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

Friday, March 24, 2017

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

This week, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed multiple pro-gun bills, including House Bill 1721, House Bill 2323, and House Bill 2322. 

Continuing to Fight in California

Friday, March 24, 2017

Continuing to Fight in California

We are excited to inform you of our new California specific webpage – Stand and Fight California.   On this page you will find State Legislation, Legal Updates, and How to Get Involved, among other California ...

More Firearms, More Firearms Owners, Fewer Fatal Accidents

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Friday, March 24, 2017

More Firearms, More Firearms Owners, Fewer Fatal Accidents

The National Safety Council released the 2017 edition of its annual Injury Facts report this week, and it contains welcome news about firearm safety. 

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

The Illinois House of Representatives could consider House Bill 2354 at any time.

Arkansas Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Which Undermines Concealed Carry Headed to House

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Arkansas Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Which Undermines Concealed Carry Headed to House

Today, the Arkansas Senate passed Senate Bill 724, an anti-gun bill which undermines some of the key advancements made with the passage and enactment of House Bill 1249.  SB 724 is now headed to the ...

Arkansas: Urgent Action Needed to Oppose Anti-Gun Bill

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Arkansas: Urgent Action Needed to Oppose Anti-Gun Bill

Senate Bill 724, an anti-gun bill which undermines some of the key advancements made with the passage and enactment of House Bill 1249, could be considered by the House Judiciary Committee as early as tomorrow.  ...

Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Tonight, Governor Gary Herbert signed House Bill 198 into law.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.