Supreme Court rejects anti-gun case.

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NSSF reports that the U.S. Supreme Court in December handed Beretta U.S.A. and the firearms industry another victory by rejecting the Brady Center's appeal of "Adames v. Beretta U.S.A. Corp.," which challenged the constitutionality of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA).

The PLCAA is the 2005 federal law passed by Congress in response to numerous lawsuits brought by the Brady Center on behalf of anti-gun mayors seeking to hold companies in the firearms industry liable for the criminal or unlawful misuse of their products.

According to NSSF, this was the third time in 2009 that the Supreme Court has denied a challenge to the PLCAA.

The "Adames" lawsuit was filed by the Brady Center on behalf of a family seeking to hold Beretta responsible for the tragic shooting death of their son, caused solely by the criminal acts of a teenage boy who gained unauthorized access to his father's unsecured service pistol. The case...

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