Indiana Supreme Court: Wounded police officer can’t sue the gun seller 

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The decision by the Indiana Supreme Court overturns an appeals court ruling that found that the gun seller did not exercise reasonable care in selling the gun that was used to shoot the officer.

The Republc:

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled that a wounded police officer can’t sue a sporting goods store that sold a handgun that was later used to shoot him.

The Indianapolis Star ( ) reported the court on Monday dismissed Indianapolis Officer Dwayne Runnels’ lawsuit claiming damages against Indianapolis-based KS&E Sports and the store’s owner.

Indiana law gives gun sellers significant immunity, with a section stating a person cannot bring a suit against a gun or ammunition manufacturer, trade association or seller for damages resulting from criminal use of the gun by a third party…

The Indiana Supreme Court also disagreed with Runnels’ claims that the gun shop immunity law is unconstitutional, allowing for unequal privileges and violating due process.



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