Smoking Guns: Exposing the Gun Industry's Complicity in the Illegal Gun Market

Legal Action Project, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, 2003

63 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2012

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Allen Rostron

University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

Lawsuits against gun manufacturers, distributors, and dealers have created unprecedented new opportunities for intensive scrutiny of the gun industry and how it does business. While the industry managed to cloak itself in secrecy for many years, litigation has now forced the industry to produce internal documents and forced dozens of key industry leaders to answer questions about what the industry has known and what it has done. This unprecedented discovery of information exposes a remarkable pattern of irresponsible action by an industry badly in need of reform.

Keywords: guns, firearms, gun control, manufacturers, products liability, tort

JEL Classification: K13

Suggested Citation

Rostron, Allen K., Smoking Guns: Exposing the Gun Industry's Complicity in the Illegal Gun Market (2003). Legal Action Project, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2111318

Allen K. Rostron (Contact Author)

University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law ( email )

5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
United States

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