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About Heidi Li Feldman

Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, with a courtesy appointment in the Philosophy Department at Georgetown University. See more: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/heidi-li-feldman/. 

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Public Nuisance Liability and the Irrelevance of the Second Amendment

Posted by on April 12, 2022

1. Introduction In 2005, the U.S. Congress bestowed on gun makers and sellers broad immunity from civil lawsuits by enacting the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). Congress explicitly based this immunity on the need to protect Second Amendment rights, pitting defenders of those rights against victims of criminal gun violence seeking to […]