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Federalism and Firearm Industry Protection

Hillel Y. Levin and Timothy D. Lytton write that federal and state courts have fundamentally misread the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, federal legislation designed to protect the firearms industry from civil liability. The writers contend that this protection is not absolute and that it provides states autonomy “in deciding how to regulate the gun industry, recognizing that there are regional differences in attitudes about how to best reduce firearms-related violence.” Read more here.