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July 19, 2004


Featured discussion kicks off tomorrow!

For those of you who've been waiting in anticipation for our featured discussion series to begin (and for those who haven't!), we'll begin tomorrow when PointOfLaw editor Walter Olson and George Mason University professor of law Michael Krauss discuss the pros and cons of federal legislation to limit suits filed against gun manufacturers (over wrongful death or injury when there is no gun malfunction but rather the gun is used to shoot someone in an accidental or criminal act). Our editor will begin the discussion, Professor Krauss will respond, and they will exchange ideas throughout the week.

For those who want a little background on the issue, and our authors' positions, see Walter's testimony last year before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, in which he speaks in favor of legislation; and Professor Krauss's Cato Policy Analysis co-authored this spring with Cato Institute Senior Fellow Robert Levy, in which he argues that Congress should not intervene in gun litigation for federalist reasons.

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