NY Shooting Victim Allowed to Sue Gun Maker, Distributor

A Buffalo man has won the right to sue the manufacturer, distributor and dealer of the pistol used to shoot him nearly a decade ago. Daniel Williams was a high school basketball star when he was shot and badly wounded in 2003. On Friday, a New York state court ruled Williams can take legal action against the Ohio-based weapons manufacturer Beemiller and distributor MKS Supply for knowingly selling weapons to irresponsible dealers. The dealer who purchased the guns in Williams’ case is a convicted felon who was barred from buying weapons. In a statement, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said: "This important ruling states that gun companies who choose to supply the criminal gun market are not above the law. When the gun industry place profits over people, they should and must be held accountable to the innocent victims."

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