‘New York defines illegal firearms use as a “public nuisance” in bid to pierce gun industry’s powerful liability shield’

“Could calling the illegal use of firearms a ‘public nuisance’ bring an end to the gun industry’s immunity from civil lawsuits? New York will soon test that notion. State lawmakers recently amended New York’s public nuisance statute to specifically include marketing and sales practices that contribute to gun crimes. Gov Andrew Cuomo signed the bill on July 6, 2021, after declaring gun violence a ‘disaster emergency’ …” (more)

[Timothy D Lytton, The Conversation, 7 July]

First posted 2021-07-13 12:00:40

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