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Gun Policy News, 1 January 2002

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1 January 2002

Chicago Tribune

In a significant victory for gun-control advocates, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled Monday that gunmakers and distributors can be sued on the grounds that their products create a public nuisance. Marking the first time an Illinois appeals court has considered the novel legal strategy, the decision allows the family of slain Chicago Police Officer Michael Ceriale and relatives of two others killed in gun violence to press their claim in Cook County Circuit Court that... (

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