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NAACP Asks For Appeal

Sunday, August 24, 2003

As reported in the July 25 edition of the Grassroots Alert, New York Federal Judge Jack B. Weinstein reluctantly dismissed the NAACP`s exploitive lawsuit against the firearm industry, ruling that the NAACP had failed to make its case against law-abiding firearm manufacturers and distributors. In response, the NAACP recently asked the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals to hear its appeal of the case. Commenting on the request for appeal, Lawrence Keane, General Counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) said, "The NAACP`s entire case, and now its misguided appeal, continue to serve as the prime example of the need for Congress to make passage of S. 659 a top priority and to put an immediate end to this flagrant abuse of the judicial system."
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