In arguments before the 2nd Circuit, Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo said a law passed by Congress to limit suits against manufacturers and distributors whose guns end up in criminals' hands was unconstitutional and does not apply to the suit New York City brought in 2000 to halt illegal firearm sales. But an attorney for the manufacturers and distributors said the public nuisance lawsuit was just the type of action Congress meant to block by passing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
2nd Circuit Hears Arguments on Letting NYC's Gun Suit Go to Trial
New York Law Journal
September 24, 2007