A lawsuit by New York City charging 15 out-of-state gun retailers with facilitating the illegal sale of guns in the city will go forward following a Brooklyn federal judge’s denial of defendants’ motion to dismiss on personal jurisdiction grounds.

In a decision that stretched to exactly 100 pages, Eastern District of New York Judge Jack B. Weinstein set out in extensive detail the statistics supporting the city’s claim that the defendants “de facto serve” the New York market “through regular sales to straw purchasers, through multiple gun sales, or through internet sales.”

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