A federal judge on Monday stayed New York City's lawsuit against gun manufacturers as he prepares to consider whether recently passed legislation bars such claims. The law in question, signed by President Bush last month, protects gun manufacturers from suits by crime victims. Attorneys for the gun industry argue that the legislation was specifically meant to apply to 20 pending suits brought by municipalities, including New York.
Judge Stays New York City's Suit Against Gun Industry
New York Law Journal
November 9, 2005