I live in Gary, and this ridiculousness has been going on since 1998. With the exception of 2005, Gary has led the nation in per capita homicide rate (number of murders per 100,000 residents) for much of the past decade. All our mayors continue to blame the "easily availability of guns," the "negligent business practices of gun stores," and my favorite, "the safety of children," as reasons to justify this asinine lawsuit. If I didn't know any better, I'd swear that this city was a satellite office of Mayor Daley's People's Republic of Chicago (which is only about a half hour away). Thank god we're in Indiana, however.
I know that Texas passed a law this year which forbids people suing gun manufacturers. I'm not sure whether this applies to local governments suing gun manufacturers or not. Anyway, I don't see this kind of thing happening in Texas think goodness.
It's up to the Gary voters to throw them out if they don't like the way they waste tax dollars. I say let them pay higher taxes if they aren't smart enough to elect politicians with a brain. Wait..."politicians with a brain???"
In the meantime, the cost of our firearms goes up because the manufacturers are spending a fortune defending this worthless suit. And you know they can't turn around and sue Gary to recover legal costs.