“It has no impact,” Tarics says of the settlement in which Smith & Wesson agreed to put child-safety locks on its handguns and limit sales at gun shows. “We are going to have to defend the cases because we feel our client has been unjustly sued.”

While skirmishes in the battle against the gun industry have been raging in courtrooms across the country, Texas has been an oasis of remarkable calm. But not at Tarics & Carrington, where lawyers have been deployed since October defending the Ontario, Calif.-based manufacturer of .22-caliber and .25-caliber handguns in the litigation. The suits, many filed by municipalities or counties, allege gun manufacturers failed to provide enough safety technology in the weapons or they have been reckless in how they sell and market their products.

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