Governor Andrew Cuomo has lost control of New York and is trying very hard to shift the blame for his mismanagement of the state and its spiking crime. In his effort to distract New Yorkers from his terrible performance as governor, Cuomo is starting a fight with gun manufacturers, blaming them for the state’s rising crime. Breitbart‘s AWR Hawkins writes:
During his Tuesday gun control speech, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced the re-instatement of a law designed to allow gun companies to be sued under the pretext of “public nuisance.”
This puts New York on a collision course with the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA).
Breitbart News noted Cuomo criticized the PLCAA, making clear he was going full steam ahead with efforts to counter it via the re-institution of New York’s Public Nuisance Liability for Gun Manufacturers.
Cuomo described his goal as removing “immunity” for gun makers.
Bloomberg Law notes Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy (D) believes “the use of public nuisance law is thought to be a sort of legal loophole to work around [PLCAA] protections.”
That National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Mark Olivia spoke to Breitbart News after Cuomo signed the Public Nuisance Liability legislation, saying:
The law signed by Governor Cuomo would decimate the firearm industry while doing absolutely nothing to reduce crime. This law isn’t just for New Yorkers to go after gun companies in New York, but would extend that reach to haul in gun companies from other states into New York courts in attempts to hold them accountable for the criminal actions of individuals who have no relationship with those companies. These cases were repeatedly thrown out of court before PLCAA was enacted because they were junk lawsuits then. They’ll be junk lawsuits now.
During the 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden often claimed the PLCAA gave gun makers immunity and/or a degree of protection other industries do not get.
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