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House clears bill giving gun firms lawsuit protection

Bush signature is expected; many cases may be moot

By Rick Klein
Globe Staff / October 21, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- In a major victory for the gun lobby, the House of Representatives approved a bill yesterday that would shield gunmakers and sellers from liability lawsuits brought by shooting victims or their families -- a measure that is likely to cause dozens of pending cases against the industry to be tossed out of courts nationwide. (Full article: 1078 words)

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