Efforts to thwart gun violence by New York’s second-largest city have been circumvented by more than two dozen gun manufacturers and distributors, including those in the business of selling “ghost gun” products, a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of Buffalo by the law firm Napoli Shkolnik alleges.

“We are proud to represent the city of Buffalo,” firm partner Hunter Shkolnik said. “We will work hard to hold these defendants responsible for their actions. Gun violence needs to stop and we can no longer allow guns to get into the wrong hands.”