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...