By: Mike McDaniel On 01-30-15, in Sandy Hook: Can’t Anyone Rest?, I wrote, in part:
This, of course, did not stop gun banners from trying to destroy the firearm industry by filing frivolous lawsuits with language virtually identical to that of the Newtown defendants. The result was 15 USC Chapter 105, the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms act, which lists as its purposes:
‘(1) To prohibit causes of action against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and importers of firearms or ammunition products, and their trade associations, for the harm solely caused by the criminal or unlawful misuse of firearm products of ammunition products by other when the product functioned as designed and intended. [skip]
(4) To prevent the use of such lawsuits to impose unreasonable burdens on interstate and foreign commerce.”
Even for federal legislation, the language is remarkably concise and clear. This section is even more clear:
‘(a) In general
A qualified civil liability action may not be brought in any Federal or State court.