LOS ANGELES — An appeals court has rejected a lawsuit against a gunmaker and Seattle gun dealer over a 1999 shooting rampage at a San Fernando Valley Jewish center.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Los Angeles ruled Monday that a federal law shielding gunmakers from suits over criminal use of their products was constitutional.
White supremacist Buford Furrow of Olympia wounded five people, including three children, at a Jewish community center in Granada Hills. He later killed a postal carrier.
Furrow pleaded guilty and got life in prison.
Relatives of victims sued Georgia-based Glock Inc., RSR Wholesale Guns Seattle and a Chinese manufacturer. Monday's ruling said Glock and the Seattle dealer were immune. The case against China North Industries Corp. can proceed.
Note: The Ninth Circuit is widely held to be the most liberal of them all, so this is particularly interesting.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
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