Issues by Topic: Reckless Lawsuits

July 1, 2003

Taxpayer Funded Reckless Lawsuits Against The Firearms Industry

TAXPAYER FUNDED RECKLESS LAWSUITS Vince Gay Mark Sell 3 236 2003-07-14T18:10:00Z 2003-07-18T16:32:00Z 2003-07-18T16:35:00Z 3 1383 7886 National Rifle Association ...

May 15, 2003

One Big Victory, Now Another Big Battle

While we savor the U.S. House`s overwhelming vote on H.R. 1036, our work goes forward. We now must pass S. 659 and end the politically motivated lawsuits that threaten not only the American firearm industry, but also our Second Amendment rights and traditional rule of law.

April 9, 2003

NRA Statement on Congressional Passage of Reckless Lawsuit Preemption Legislation

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris CoxWashington, D.C. -- The National Rifle Association (NRA) heralded passage...

March 27, 2003

NRA Lauds West Virginia Governor Wise`s Signature of Reckless-Lawsuit Preemption Bill

FAIRFAX, VA-- In a victory for West Virginia gun-owners, Governor Bob Wise signed HB2110 today, a Bill that will end malicious lawsuits aimed at bankrupting the firearm`s industry....

March 20, 2000

The Smith & Wesson Sellout

On April 27, 1999, President Bill Clinton officially declared his Administration's war on American gun owners by identifying his enemy: "another culture in our country, that I think has gotten confused about its objectives (the) huge hunting and sport shooting culture in America."

March 17, 2000

Smith & Wesson Settlement Agreement

Following is the text of the settlement agreement signed by Smith & Wesson.

February 16, 2000

NRA Supporting Taxpayer Lawsuit Against Ohio City

(WASHINGTON, DC) -- The National Rifle Association is backing a legal challenge to Cincinnati`s reckless lawsuit against gun makers as a violation of the state`s "good government" laws. The lawsuit was filed in Ohio State court yesterday on behalf of Cincinnati Councilman Charlie Winburn. The suit argues that the city`s decision to appeal its case after last October`s ruling to dismiss it with prejudice amounts to a misuse of public funds. A hearing is set for March 3.

February 2, 2000

Senate Repudiates Junk Lawsuits

(WASHINGTON, DC) -- James Jay Baker, chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, hailed today's 68-29 defeat of the Levin amendment to the Senate Bankruptcy Reform Bill as a bi-partisan stand for the rule of law and a repudiation of the anti-gun agenda of junk lawsuits against gun makers.