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
Date Written: 2003
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
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