A suit pitting a Smyrna, Ga., gun dealer against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg got airtime at the Georgia Court of Appeals on Tuesday, when former Georgia congressman Bob Barr and litigator Peter C. Canfield faced off over a single page that wasn’t filed in the court record.

The court’s decision about that sheet of paper will determine whether the gun dealer, Adventure Outdoors Inc., whom Barr represents, may proceed with its defamation suit against Bloomberg, Canfield’s client. The gun dealer claims the mayor defamed it in his campaign against illegal sales of weapons that were used against New Yorkers.

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