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Illinois Supreme Court Dismisses Chicago’s Suit Against Gun Manufacturers: Legal Cause “Not Found”

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Fairfax, VA—In a landmark legal decision, the Illinois Supreme Court today dismissed a liability lawsuit filed by the city of Chicago against gun manufacturers, stating there is no legal cause to hold manufacturers responsible for acts of third party criminals.

 

“Today’s decision affirms the argument we have been making since the beginning of these reckless city lawsuits—product manufacturers are not responsible for the actions of criminals,” said Chris W. Cox, chief lobbyist of the National Rifle Association (NRA). “We applaud the Illinois Supreme Court for upholding common sense in the face of politically motivated lawsuits.”

 

The lawsuit, brought by the City of Chicago, is one of many attempts nationwide by gun-control activists to bankrupt the American firearms industry. Almost every court has thrown out such cases. Today’s decision marks another milestone in defense of the Second Amendment and the firearms manufacturers.

 

“These lawsuits seek to undermine our country’s long-standing heritage of firearms ownership. The highest court in Illinois has ruled decisively. Now perhaps Mayor Daley and other big-city politicians can concentrate on the real solution to lower crime—getting criminals off the streets so they no longer pose a threat to our families and businesses,” concluded Cox.

 

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