NY state appeals court says a man can sue the dealer, distributer, & manufacturer behind a gun used to shoot him in 2003.
After reading the article, I agree that the dealer was negligent (the buyer crossed state lines to purchase the pistol & is supposedly a felon), but how does that affect the distributor or dealer?
How were they supposed to know that a particular FFL wasn't running background checks, or looking at the buyer's ID (or maybe the buyer had a fake Ohio ID?)?Attorneys... argued that Ohio-based manufacturer Beemiller and the distributor, MKS Supply, violated federal law by knowingly supplying guns to irresponsible dealers.
"Although the complaint does not specify the statutes allegedly violated, it sufficiently alleges facts supporting a finding that defendants knowingly violated federal gun laws," Justice Erin Peradotto wrote for the court.