NAACP: one of the few to take on the gun lobby

Monday, April 21, 2003 at 1:00am

Precious few organizations are currently willing to battle the gun lobby, but the NAACP is bucking that trend. They recently filed suit against 80 gun manufacturers and wholesalers, alleging that due to their indiscriminate distribution practices, African Americans and other minorities are experiencing a disproportionately higher number of deaths and injuries from gun violence, especially among teens.

This case is now being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, with a 12-member jury ruling only in an advisory capacity since the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People isn

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