NEW YORK SUES GUNMAKERS.
Accusing gun manufacturers of making guns easier to conceal and even more deadly, New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of became the first state to bring a lawsuit against nine major gun manufacturers, three importers and 12 wholesalers, charging they violate the state's public nuisance public nuisance n. a nuisance which affects numerous members of the public or the public at large, as distinguished from a nuisance which only does harm to a neighbor or a few private individuals. law, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. The Christian Science Christian Science, religion founded upon principles of divine healing and laws expressed in the acts and sayings of Jesus, as discovered and set forth by Mary Baker Eddy and practiced by the Church of Christ, Scientist. Monitor. The goal is to get them to stop designing guns that are attractive to criminals. "Instead of using money to create safer weapons, such as guns with internal locking devices or personalized guns that can't be used by unauthorized users, they've spent their resources making guns more powerful, easier to conceal and more deadly," says David Bernstein of the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence. "Toy guns are more heavily regulated, teddy bears are more heavily regulated for safety than real guns are, and teddy bears don't kill 32,000 people every year," he says. Bill Powers, a spokesman for the NRA NRA
(National Rifle Association of America) organization that encourages sharpshooting and use of firearms for hunting. [Am. Pop. Culture: NCE, 1895]
See : Hunting , disagrees. "The notion of holding a legal industry liable for what thugs do flies in the face of common sense," he s ays, "and Americans know that."