Owners must safeguard guns, Indiana court rules

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Gun owners may be held liable for failing to store their firearms safely, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The Indianapolis Star said the court unanimously a trial court's dismissal of a 1999 lawsuit against the owners of a handgun used to kill a sheriff's deputy. The officer was killed in a 1997 shootout with a convict. The victim's family sued parents of the assailant on the ground that they knew their drug-addicted son was fleeing from police but did not safeguard his gun. "Indiana gun owners are guaranteed the right to bear arms," wrote . . .

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