Bloomberg Law
March 24, 2022, 4:35 PM

Gun Magazine Maker Can Be Liable in Ohio Mass Shooting Lawsuit

Martina Barash
Martina Barash

A federal law protecting gunmakers doesn’t block a suit by the families of five Ohio mass-shooting victims against Kyung Chang Industry USA Inc. because the company’s large-capacity magazine is an accessory rather than a component part, a Nevada state court ruled.

Judge David M. Jones of the Clark County District Court didn’t address the families’ arguments that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act is unconstitutional in his order Wednesday. The U.S. government had intervened to defend the law’s constitutionality.

Lawsuits in Connecticut, over the Sandy Hook shooting, and in Indiana have been allowed to proceed despite the PLCAA, ...

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