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Court Rejects NYC Suit Against Gun Makers

City says too many criminals get weapons
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2008 4:52 PM CDT
Court Rejects NYC Suit Against Gun Makers
A federal appellate court struck down NYC's seven-year-old lawsuit against the gun industry.   (Shutterstock)

A federal appeals court today tossed out a lawsuit brought by New York City against gun manufacturers for allowing their weapons to get into criminal hands, the New York Times reports. The city said gun makers create a public nuisance by not keeping a closer eye on retailers—thus supplying underground markets. The court rejected the argument, likely ending more than seven years of litigation on the issue. (More guns stories.)

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