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Appeals Court: Shooting Victim Can Sue Gun Maker

A former high school athlete who was shot in 2003 may sue the companies that made and distributed the handgun used in the crime under an appellate court ruling that gun control advocates say will keep irresponsible gun makers and sellers from taking advantage of a federal law shielding them from lawsuits.

The ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court reversed a lower court's 2011 dismissal of victim Daniel Williams' complaint, which accused Ohio gun maker Hi-Point and distributor MKS Supply Inc. of Ohio of intentionally supplying handguns to irresponsible dealers because they profited from sales to the criminal gun market.

Source: ABC News. Read full article. (link)

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  • Monty Crisco||

    More attempts by the trail lawyers lobby (LArgest contributor to the Dems) to try ot sue their way to their utopian solution of no guns. Just keep suing endlessly and frivoulously and eventually the other side will run out of resources and you win. And you succeed in bringing about the destruction of certain industries that are not considered "politically correct by the currennt incarnatioin of the elitist ruling ppolitical aristocrats.... things like guns, fast food, liquor, drugs, non-electric vehicles, private automobile ownership, obesity, smoking, religious rites that include, say, smoking peyote....