Gun makers challenge New York law allowing lawsuits against industry

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By Nate Raymond (Reuters) – A group of gun manufacturers, distributors and retailers on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a New York law that allows the state and people affected by gun violence to sue the industry. The National Shooting Sports Foundation and gun manufacturers, including Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co, said in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Syracuse that the state was impermissibly trying to regulate out-of-state gun sales. The trade group and the 14 companies said the state is doing so through a novel measure that former Democratic Gover…

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