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Will Congress Repeal the Law Barring Suits against Gun Sellers?

In this Slate article, posted earlier this evening, I argue that the 2005 law that banned most suits against gun sellers was a terrible capitulation to the NRA, larding gun manufacturers and dealers with a broad immunity against suit that no other industry enjoys.

My colleague and friend Jean Eggen and I had been critically discussing and evaluating these suits for years, finding some (not all) of them had merit, and trying to construct legal arguments that should prevail. We gave up, I have to admit, after this vile law was passed. Now we have some reason to hope it might be repealed.

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