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Man holds pistol After being charged with homicide for the incident, the child at the center of the case eventually pleaded delinquent to involuntary manslaughter. (Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled that the federal statute limiting civil liability for the gun industry is “repugnant to the Constitution of the United States.” In a sweeping decision, the court’s ruling holds that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act cannot be enforced, allowing the family of a teen killed in an accidental shooting to sue companies involved in the manufacture and sale of the gun.

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