Sturm Ruger vindicated in Lemongello-McGuire case

Charleston, W.V.: “A judge has ruled that the country’s largest firearms maker is not liable for two police officers being shot by a felon using a gun made by the Connecticut company. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Irene Berger on Thursday ruled that former Orange, N.J., police officers Dave Lemongello and Kenneth McGuire are not entitled to damages from Fairfield, Conn.-based Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.” Gun-control activists had sought publicity for the case, which they argued exemplified the merits of litigation against the gun industry. In June Will’s Jewelry and Loan Co., the pawnshop where the gun was sold, agreed to pay $1 million to settle with the officers. (“Gun maker found not liable for police shooting”, AP/Stamford Advocate, Oct. 1). The Second Amendment Foundation applauded the judge’s ruling.

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