Lawsuits Against the Gun Industry: A Comparative Institutional Analysis

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Timothy D. Lytton

Georgia State University College of Law

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Lytton, Timothy D., Lawsuits Against the Gun Industry: A Comparative Institutional Analysis (2000). Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1425108

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