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    LIKTOSHOOT
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    MARYLAND'S HIGHEST COURT RULES GUN MAKER NOT LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE . . .
    Reaffirming decisions from two lower courts, the Maryland Court of Appeals
    has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Sturm, Ruger & Company in a
    case that sought to find the gun maker responsible for the accidental
    shooting death of a three-year-old Baltimore child. In absolving the
    company of liability, the court rejected the claim that the firearm was
    "defective" or "malfunctioned," concluding instead that the shooting was
    caused by the "carelessness" of the child's father who left the firearm
    unsecured and accessible "in contravention not only of common sense but of
    multiple warnings given to him at the time of purchase." The case,
    according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, points out the
    continuing need of parental responsibility in firearm ownership. "This
    tragic accident was caused by the failure of a firearm's owner to act in a
    safe and responsible manner by following the most basic firearms safety
    messages and warnings provided to him by the manufacturer and the retailer
    that sold him the firearm," said Lawrence G. Keane, vice president and
    general counsel of NSSF. The suit is among a number of cases filed by the
    Brady Center (formerly Handgun Control, Inc.) that attempt to hold the
    firearm industry legally responsible for the criminal or negligent use of
    its products by others. To read the court's decision, go to
    www.courts.state.md.us/opinions/coa/2002/54a01.pdf. The NSSF's press
    release on the case can be viewed at www.nssf.org.



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    TallTLynn
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    About damn time the courts started telling people the truth - if you have a weapon take care of it properly. It is not the gun manufacturers fault if you are totally stupid!

    Flhunter
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    What Tlynn said!!
     
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