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D.C. Strict Gun Liability Statute Bites the Dust



Yesterday a unanimous D.C. Circuit panel granted an appeal tossing a lawsuit based on an absurd District strict liability statute. The statute holds gun manufacturers liable for all deaths or injuries caused by handguns (none of which may be legally sold in the District). The panel dryly noted that federal legislation prevents this kind of law. End of story.

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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