Feb. 16, 2017 – Senior Legal Analyst Time – Can This City Successfully Sue These Gun Equipment Suppliers?

Very often, people ask “Can someone sue for this?” and the truthful answer is: “Anyone can sue – winning is the hard part.” Joking aside, that issue – suing versus winning – is actually central to today’s Senior Legal Analyst segment. The City Attorney of San Francisco just sued five gun equipment suppliers, alleging they are violating state law by selling illegal guns in pieces. This raises many issues; standing, federal preemption and federalism, the Second Amendment and remedies, most prominently. I happen – just by coincidence – to know the law the City Attorney is using and thus we look at an interesting case about guns, today, when we go Beyond The Norm!