Guns

Gun Sellers' Liability Immunity Challenged in Alaska

An Alaska family is appealing a federal law preventing gun sellers for being sued for crimes committed with their wares, citing the 10th Amendment

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Recent deadly shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado reignited calls for more gun control in the United States, but one element has been largely missing from the debate: Should gun makers or sellers be held liable?

A 2005 law that protects the gun industry from certain lawsuits has been challenged in Alaska in case that may give gun-control activists their next chance to test the law before the U.S. Supreme Court.