February 17, 2006
Public Nuisance Gun Suit in Trouble
Last year's federal legislation barring the use of the federal gun trace database in civil litigation has potentially doomed NYC's gun lawsuit, which had earlier survived a challenge under the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, also passed last year. Judge Jack B. Weinstein issed an order Wednesday ordering the city to explain how its suit could survive the database law, based on the apparent fact that its suit does, in fact, rely on data from that database.
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