Mo. Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Gun Industry

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The state legislature's power trumps that of a city, a Missouri appellate court said yesterday in throwing out St. Louis' lawsuit seeking to make firearm makers pay money for the social cost of gun violence, says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Citing a law that took effect last October, a three-judge panel affirmed the trial judge's dismissal of the suit against 32 named and unnamed weapons manufacturers, dealers, and distributors. The defendants were accused of a failure to properly supervise the sale and distribution of firearms, and to prevent the guns from ending up in the . . .

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