Lucky Gunner is donating the legal fees awarded to them by the judge in the Brady Campaign’s failed junk lawsuit against them to pro-gun organizations.
NYSRPA has stated that they will use the money for their lawsuit against the NY SAFE Act.
From the Lucky Gunner website:
The Brady Center recently organized a lawsuit against us. Their stated goal was to put us out of business, and we believe, to outlaw the sale of ammunition online by judicial decree. After several months of spending our own money defending the lawsuit, it was dismissed and the judge awarded us $111,971.10 as a partial reimbursement for our legal fees.
We’re a small team of hardworking people, and we took the Brady Center’s assault against us and the 2nd Amendment very seriously. So far, we’ve spent more than $150,000 of our own money to hire the best attorneys we could find. Our goal was to protect our livelihood and to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans to responsibly buy and sell ammunition online.
We believe this lawsuit was just one step in the direction of sidestepping Congress and outlawing the sale of ammunition online. As stated by the judge in his ruling:
“It is apparent that this case was filed to pursue the political purposes of the Brady Center and, given the failure to present any cognizable legal claim, bringing these defendants [Lucky Gunner] into the Colorado court… appears to be more of an opportunity to propagandize the public and stigmatize the defendants than to obtain a court order.”
The Brady Center predictably appealed the judge’s ruling and we are prepared to continue defending your rights and ours. While it is not yet clear when the $111,971.10 fee reimbursement will be paid, we are going to donate 100% of what is recovered to groups that support and defend the 2nd Amendment. We will fight to recover these funds from the Brady Center and to hold the Brady Center responsible for yet another frivolous lawsuit.
Please tell us where you want the recovered fees to go by voting in the form below. A number of organizations were added per shooter requests on June 23. We will end the voting on August 1, 2015. Once we have recovered the fees, we’ll cut checks to each organization receiving votes on a percentage basis. In other words, if “Organization A” gets 5% of the vote, it will receive 5% of whatever is recovered.
Thank you for your continued support and interest in protecting 2nd Amendment rights. As we were very recently reminded, these rights are under constant assault and the stakes are high.
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Although this is not in New York State, a lawsuit was brought against New Jersey’s pistol permit laws. The laws in New Jersey are very similar to New York City and some other counties in New York. Their permit laws, which require a “justifiable need” to be issued a concealed carry permit are being challenged as a violation of civil rights under the Second Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment. The suit is brought by six New Jersey residents as well as the Second Amendment Foundation and New Jersey Pistol & Rifle Clubs, Inc. It names several issuing authorities as defendants. Included in the plaintiffs are a man who was kidnapped at gunpoint and beaten, a part time Sheriff’s Deputy, an ATM machine owner/service provider that carries large sums of money and an FBI employee who is also a Coast Guard warrant officer.
This is a case to watch since it may eventually affect laws in New York State.
Read the complaint here.
H&K had filed an infringement lawsuite against German Sport Guns GmbH and its U.S. distributor, American Tactical Imports, Inc. The suit and all counterclaims have recently been settled.
Terms of the settlement are that production and import of the GSG-5 rifle cease by 10/9/2009 and all remaining units can be sold until 1/31/2010.
If you want a GSG-5 you had better get one soon.
ATI is located at 100 Airpark Drive, Rochester, NY.