Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Gun Industry Is Well Protected

New York City filed a lawsuit against the gun industry. This was done in an effort to force gun manufacturers to take responsibility for creating a cache of firearms that consistently find their way to the underground market.

This morning, a federal appeals court dismissed the case. According to NY1: "The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the arms industry is immune to litigation from cities and violence victims under federal law."

With the gun industry being granted such immunity and protection under the law, we must ask: "Who exactly is behind the gun industry?" Whoever's pockets are being lined with the sales of guns, has far reaching tentacles. It is rare for a manufacturer of any product to be cloaked in such inculpability.

[Pic from ABC News]

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