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In Their Own Words - Anti-Gun Supporters Of Lawsuits Against The Firearms Industry

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

"Second Amendment rights? Boolsheet! . . . We comin’ after ‘em; we are a bad dream for the gun industry."--Trial attorney Wendell Gauthier
The Weekly Standard, Feb. 1, 1999

"If the Court of Appeals disagrees with me or somebody else disagrees with my rulings, it doesn't bother me. After almost 33 years, I don’t feel I have to justify myself to anybody but myself."-- Judge Jack Weinstein after the Hamilton v. Accu-Tek trial's end.
New York Magazine, April 5, 1999

"You don’t need a legislative majority to file a lawsuit."-- Trial attorney Elisa Barnes
Wall Street Journal, Oct. 21, 1999

"[I]t is imperative to steer the argument about guns away from the problematic area of criminal use, with its inconvenient focus on criminals. . . ."--Reporter Peter Boyer describing the belief of Brady Campaign attorney Dennis Henigan
The New Yorker, May 17, 1999

"The legal fees alone are enough to bankrupt the industry. The pressure is going to be on."--Trial attorney John Coale
Washington Post, March 18, 2000

"You just stir things up. I mean look, the gun issue’s all over the place now. . . . We got bills flying all over Congress. . . . Eventually, the industry has to see us as the only reasonable people in town. It ain’t going to be reasonable up on that Hill. And we are reasonable (ha-ha-ha). That’s what it comes down to."--Trial attorney John Coale
Washington Post, March 18, 2000

"We have the capacity to squeeze manufacturers like a pincer and hurt them in the marketplace."--New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer
Dayton Daily News, March 30, 2000

"Fed up with trying to move legislation, the [Clinton] White House is launching lawsuits to succeed where legislation failed. The strategy may work, but at the cost of making our frail democracy even weaker. . . . This is faux legislation which sacrifices democracy to the discretion of administration officials operating in secrecy"--Robert Reich, former Clinton Administration Secretary of Labor
American Prospect, Jan. 17, 2002

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Friday, March 22, 2019

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Iowa: House Passes Bill to Improve Hunting Opportunities

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Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry

The NRA applauds Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for signing Senate Bill 150 into law, an NRA-backed bill that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm.

NRA Praises Vermont Superior Court Decision on Magazine Bans

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

NRA Praises Vermont Superior Court Decision on Magazine Bans

NRA applauds the Vermont Superior Court for allowing a lawsuit challenging the State's ban on standard capacity magazines to proceed. 

Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head

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Illinois Court Throws Out Deerfield Gun Ban

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Illinois Court Throws Out Deerfield Gun Ban

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Alaska State Commission for Human Rights Director Attacks Human’s Rights

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Friday, March 22, 2019

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Utah: Self-Defense Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk as Multiple Gun Control Bills Fail at the End of Session

The Utah Legislature has adjourned from its 2019 Legislative session.

Legacy Media Push New Zealand Gun Confiscation Using Lies about Australian Ban

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Legacy Media Push New Zealand Gun Confiscation Using Lies about Australian Ban

The ongoing cheerleading effort by the international press in furtherance of the New Zealand government’s gun confiscation plans is enough to make any journalist with even a shred of objectivity blush. Worse, some outlets have ...

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Monday, March 18, 2019

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