New York City has hit a dead end in its attempt to hold gun manufacturers liable for the flow of illegal arms into New York. The 2nd Circuit on Wednesday dismissed the city's suit, upholding an act of Congress that insulated Smith & Wesson and other gun makers from liability while holding that New York's public nuisance law doesn't fit into an exception in the act. Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo said he was weighing whether to apply for rehearing by the full circuit or appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
2nd Circuit Dismisses NYC's Suit Against Gun Manufacturers
New York Law Journal
May 1, 2008