October 2003

Detroit, Wayne County Michigan Gun Lawsuits Are Dismissed

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. announced that two more municipal “public nuisance” lawsuits against it and other firearms makers were dismissed in August. The suits were brought by the city and major of Detroit.

“Once again, an appellate court has recognized that the wrong plaintiffs have improperly attempted to sue the wrong defendants under failed legal theories, based upon the actions of criminals thousands of miles distant, over whom we have no control,” commented Sturm, Ruger & Company President Stephen L. Sanetti. “Particularly gratifying was the appellate court’s finding constitutional the state statute passed by its elected legislature which preempted such lawsuits. We urge the U.S....

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