ILA | California: Gov. Newsom Signs Legislation Creating a Private Right of Action Against Firearm Industry Members

Gun News

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed another anti-gun bill into law, Assembly Bill 1594. Introduced by Assembly Member Phil Ting (D-19), AB 1594 creates a private right of action against firearm industry members for failure to implement “reasonable” controls. This intentionally vague term can subject the industry to crippling lawsuits regardless of whether there is any actual violation of law, and therefore prevent law-abiding citizens from being able to access the firearms necessary to exercise a constitutional right.

The firearm industry is already highly regulated through federal and state laws, with violations carrying stiff penalties. This is the latest salvo in gun control advocates’ long-running effort to circumvent the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which ensures Americans have reasonable access to firearms. The PLCAA does not prohibit lawsuits against the firearm industry for knowingly unlawful sales, for negligent entrustment, and on traditional products liability grounds.

Please stay tuned to and your email inboxes for further updates.​

Source link


Articles You May Like

‘I am Running to Rid Connecticut of the Blumenthal Blight’
When You’re Not Looking – 27 East
New York gun bans alarm residents of upstate bear country | U.S. & World
Three Republicans running in contentious House District 59 primary
This Republican, NRA gun owner has had enough

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.