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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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