APPELLATE COURT DISMISSES SUIT TO BAN TRADITIONAL AMMO . . . The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has upheld the dismissal of the latest lawsuit brought by anti-hunting groups petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue regulations banning ammunition with lead components. The refusal by the EPA to consider the petition was challenged by the anti-hunting petitioners in federal court in 2013. NSSF joined the lawsuit on the side of the EPA to ensure that interests of industry and hunters were properly represented. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the EPA had properly dismissed the petition filed under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The U.S. Court of Appeals heard the case in late October.
NEWTOWN PARENTS' SUIT 'PROCEEDS UNDER FALSE PRETENCES' . . . Fordham University Law Professor Nicholas J. Johnson, an expert in firearms law and history, has offered a detailed critique of the lawsuit filed against Bushmaster by some of the family members of those killed in the December 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting. Johnson writes: "The complaint actually reads more like an attempt at healing than a serious legal claim. To that extent, I am sympathetic. But the strictly legal issues and theory of recovery to be gleaned from it deserve comment."