Lawsuits Against the Gun Industry: A Comparative Institutional Analysis
29 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2009
Date Written: 2000
I argue that the tort system can complement the efforts of either institutions such as markets, legislatures and administrative agencies to make public policy. Solving complex social problems typically requires the cooperation of several policymaking institutions, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. My examination of lawsuits against the gun industry reveals that the tort system can and should play an active policymaking role in reducing gun violence.
Keywords: gun industry litigation, gun control
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