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Glock, Smith & Wesson Sue N.Y. AG James Over Gun Liability Law

Letitia James, New York's attorney general

Letitia James, New York's attorney general

Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Glock Inc., Beretta U.S.A. Corp., Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. and other gun makers filed a federal lawsuit challenging a controversial New York statute that gives the state the ability to sue firearms manufacturers and sellers over gun violence.

The companies, along with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, allege in a suit filed Thursday in federal court in Syracuse that New York passed the law in July with the “express purpose” of circumventing Congress and trying to regulate tens of thousands of businesses operating in every state.