The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and a group of 14 firearms manufacturers, distributors, and retailers filed a lawsuit and moved for a preliminary injunction in federal court …
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and a group of 14 firearms manufacturers, distributors, and retailers filed a lawsuit and moved for a preliminary injunction in federal court challenging as unconstitutional a New York law designed to blame the firearms industry for the criminal misuse or unlawful possession of firearms in New York.
The NSSF promised to file a lawsuit after former governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that allows municipalities to sue gun manufacturers over harm caused by their products.
NSSF stated that New York State is trying to use the threat of crushing liability to coerce out of state businesses to adopt sales practices and procedures not required by Congress or the law of the states where they operate. NSSF states the Constitution reserves the power to regulate interstate commerce solely to Congress. This law interferes with the sovereignty of other states to make policy choices about how firearms should be sold in their state, subject only to the Second Amendment and federal law.
The lawsuit states that manufacturers and retailers are not responsible for the criminal misuse or illegal possession of their lawfully sold, non-defective products by remote third parties, when they have no control over them. Firearm industry members are not legally responsible for illegal shootings anymore than a cookware manufacturer is responsible if a criminal misuses a sharp kitchen knife to stab someone.
NSSF Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs and General Council Laurence Keane said, "This lawsuit will end this unconstitutional attack on the businesses, large and small, vital to Americans' Second Amendment rights."
Coyote Hunters Donate Money!
Last year (2021), the Mosquito Creek Sportsmen's Association of Pennsylvania held their 30th annual coyote contest and 4,557 hunters registered for the contest, making this contest the largest organized coyote contest in the state of Pennsylvania and anywhere in the entire country.
With this huge amount of hunters in this contest, money payout prizes are tremendous. Last year the payouts for the heaviest male and female coyotes was $9,114 each. Steven Chilcott and his hunting group won the prize for the heaviest female coyote, and he donated the entire amount of money $9,114 to two organizations equally between Hunt of a Lifetime and Catch a Dream, each receiving $4,557.
Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation and Catch a Dream Foundation give grants for hunting and fishing trips to children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or life-threatening disabilities.
Wow! what a generous donation donated by coyote hunters.
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