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Suing the Gun Industry A Battle at the Crossroads of Gun Control and Mass Torts

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ISBN-10: 0472032119

ISBN-13: 9780472032112

Edition: 2006

Authors: Timothy Lytton, Timothy D. Lytton

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"Mass tort litigation against the gun industry, with its practical weaknesses, successes, and goals, provides the framework for this collection of thoughtful essays by leading social scientists, lawyers, and academics. . . . These informed analyses reveal the complexities that make the debate so difficult to resolve. . . . Suing the Gun Industry masterfully reveals the many details contributing to the intractability of the gun debate." -New York Law Journal "Second Amendment advocate or gun-control fanatic, all Americans who care about freedom need to readSuing the Gun Industry." -Bob Barr, Member of Congress, 1995-2003, and Twenty-First Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy,…    
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 11/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Timothy D. Lytton is the Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School.

Introduction : an overview of lawsuits against the gun industry
Perspectives on gun violence, gun control, & the gun industry
A public health perspective on gun violence prevention
The limited importance of gun control from a criminological perspective
The American gun industry : designing & marketing increasingly lethal weapons
A cultural critique of gun litigation
Perspectives on gun litigation
Private lawyers, public lawsuits : plaintiff's attorneys in municipal gun litigation
The NRA, the Brady campaign, & the politics of gun litigation
Gun litigation in the mass tort context
Comparing tobacco & gun litigation
Gun litigation as a regulatory response to gun violence
Why regulating guns through litigation won't work
The complementary role of tort litigation in regulating the gun industry
Stubborn information problems & the regulatory benefits of gun litigation
Liability insurance & the regulation of firearms
Gun litigation & the constitution