Judge Block NJ’s Gun Industry ‘Nuisance Law,’ Says It’s ‘In Direct Conflict With the PLCAA’
By Dan Zimmerman
Like New York before it, New Jersey enacted a law enabling lawsuits brought by plaintiffs against gun makers and retailers under the state’s consumer protection laws. It’s designed to allow victims of “gun violence” to sue gun makers and retailers when criminals use legally-made and sold firearms in the commission of a crime.
These so-called “nuisance” laws — defining guns as presenting a public nuisance for which gun makers and retailers are liable — are thinly veiled attempts at lawfare, trying to get around the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
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