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Smith & Wesson is suing the State of New Jersey after Attorney General Gurbir Grewal (D) issued a subpoena for several decades’ worth of the gunmaker’s advertising materials.

Smith & Wesson is requesting a New Jersey federal court’s intervention to stop the subpoena, which is allegedly seeking to determine the veracity of false advertising claims against the iconic firearms manufacturer.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

“The New Jersey Attorney General has taken a series of actions to suppress Smith & Wesson’s speech, and with the intention of damaging Smith & Wesson both financially and reputationally,” the complaint from the company said. “The most recent such action is the issuance of an administrative subpoena … on October 13, 2020 that allegedly seeks evidence of consumer fraud relating to advertising – but in reality, it seeks to suppress and punish lawful speech regarding gun ownership in order to advance an anti-Second Amendment agenda that the Attorney General publicly committed to pursue.”

Grewal’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

Larry Keane, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said New Jersey’s subpoena is part of a concerted effort to hobble the gun industry through frivolous court proceedings. Such probes are meant to “get to discovery” in the hopes of forcing gun companies to agree to new regulations in legal settlements, according to Keane.

“They will … try to impose through settlements [gun-control] measures they can’t get passed through Congress or in the states,” he told the Washington Free Beacon. “It’s regulation through litigation.”

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mhk
mhk
16 days ago

It’s easy to see that their side goal is to destroy the company financially with excess legal costs.
Stand on the 2nd Amendment.

Just reply that the company protects and defends ALL OF THE US CONSTITUTION.

NJ’s corruption as a blue state stands. Only the innercity fools support it.

Scotty
Scotty
15 days ago
Reply to  mhk

And they are the ones most affected by criminal violence!

Gary
Gary
15 days ago

F***ing Commies! I hope S&W wins this suit for $Billions and puts that Governor out of business.

AD Roberts
AD Roberts
15 days ago
Reply to  Gary

Should move to Texas or Oklahoma. Oklahoma has a surplus of workers. Always has. All you have to do is GET RID OF THE BIA and abolish all of those fake Indian nations.

Mark
Mark
15 days ago
Reply to  AD Roberts

you need to slow down on these Indian Tribes, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is a very prosperous nation, they don’t expect anything from the Government like so many others do, these people were forced from their homeland and moved to Eastern OK and they have Thrived.

Jean
Jean
15 days ago
Reply to  Mark

DITTO!

Wilber Williams
Wilber Williams
15 days ago

Time for S&W to sue them for billions. Time to stop all this BS.