Better late than never. Boston Mayor Tom Menino was right to drop the city`s lawsuit trying to extract big bucks from 31 firearms manufacturers. It should never have been brought. This case was frankly a publicity stunt-an expensive publicity stunt supposedly in the cause of ``public health.`` But the roughly $500,000 it cost so far was diverted from other goals. There is no telling how many more infants might have been recruited for immunization, how many more mothers might have received help toward avoiding a low birth weight baby, or dozens of other things that might have been done.
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