For years the gun industry has been explicitly shielded via federal law from the kinds of frivolous, wasteful lawsuits that many anti-gun activists would love to bring against them.
In California this week, however, they've rolled back the clock and are ushering in an era of hyper-politicized, weaponized court procedure:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law Tuesday that clears the path for gun violence victims to file civil suits against the companies that manufacture the firearms used in crimes. ...
California Assembly Bill 1594 "utilizes an exemption to the federal statute that allows gun makers or sellers to be sued for violations of state laws concerning the sale or marketing of firearms," according to the California news release.
Now let me ask you this: Does it make any sense, in any way at all, for the manufacturer of a product to be sued if someone buys that product and explicitly uses it in a way it's not meant to be used?
But wait: the text of the new California law stipulates that residents are permitted to sue the gun manufacturers if they do not "establish, implement, and enforce reasonable controls" in their manufacturing, and if they do not ensure that "downstream distributors" are doing the same thing.
Does that make any sense at all??
Fair question to any freedom-loving individuals still in that state:
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