Federal Court Throws Out City Suit Against Gun Manufacturers
April 30, 2008
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The city's lawsuit against gun manufacturers was tossed out by a federal court this morning. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the arms industry is immune to litigation from cities and violence victims under federal law.
The city had contended that gun makers intentionally produce weapons that will end up being sold illegally.
The city was seeking a court order to crackdown on dealers with patterns of selling guns that end up being used in crimes.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is disappointed by the ruling but the city still has a second lawsuit pending against gun dealers.
The city Law Department said it is considering an appeal.