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6 January 1999


NEW YORK — The opening round of a lawsuit against gun manufacturers began Wednesday in a Brooklyn courtroom, in a case being watched around the United States. Observers say the suit, brought by the families of six people killed in shootings and one victim who survived, could do to the firearms industry what similar cases have done to tobacco companies. Plaintiffs' attorneys argued that the 30 manufacturers and 15 distributors named in the suit make and market more... (

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