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Lawyers, Guns and Money (with Arthur Ripstein and Barry E. Adler), 10 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 155 (2001)


Gun manufacturer liability for injuries caused to third parties through the misconduct of gun purchasers has become the subject of a heated debate. In the exchange that follows, Professors Barry Adler, Jules Coleman, and Arthur Ripstein join this debate. Adler argues that gun manufacturers should be held liable for injuries to gunshot victims regardless of any moral culpability on the part of the manufacturers. Coleman and Ripstein respond that a standard divorced from culpability improperly ignores the essential role of justice in a tort system.

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