Timothy D. Lytton

Georgia State University College of Law


Timothy D. Lytton is a Regents’ Professor and Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law. He is the editor of Suing the Gun Industry: A Battle at the Crossroads of Gun Control and Mass Torts (2005), and the author of many of articles on firearms industry litigation, including The Contours of Gun Industry Immunity: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and the Second Amendment, 75 Florida L. Rev. 833 (2023) (with Hillel Y. Levin). He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

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Mexico’s Lawsuit against U.S. Gun Makers Opens a New Front in the War Against Firearm Industry Immunity

In 2021, the Government of Mexico filed a lawsuit against U.S. firearm manufacturers demanding $10 billion in damages for the industry’s role in facilitating illegal cross-border gun trafficking and seeking injunctive relief to change the way gun makers do business. Mexico’s lawsuit had to confront the industry’s notorious federal immunity shield—the Protection of Lawful Commerce…

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