November 2005

Short Shots: 11/05

Anti-Gun Litigation Continues Despite Law’s Senate Passage
In early October, the Supreme Court refused to block a lawsuit against gun manufacturers accused of negligence for firearms violence in the nation’s capital. The case is Beretta v. District of Columbia, 05-118.

Firearm manufacturers had asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruling allowing individuals who allege injuries stemming from gun violence to proceed with strict-liability-based public-nuisance claims against the manufacturers.

The District of Columbia has strict rules about gun possession, and justices had been told that its law interfered with the gun commerce in oth...

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