7 Rutgers J. L. & Pub. Pol'y 187 (2009-2010)
Guns Don't Kill People, Although 300,000 Americans Each Year Would Disagree: An Analysis of Gun Manufacturer Liability

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GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, ALTHOUGH
30,000 AMERICANS EACH YEAR WOULD
DISAGREE: AN ANALYSIS OF GUN
MANUFACTURER LIABLITY
By Dustin Bower,
I. INTRODUCTION
On November 5, 2009, America was shocked and
disturbed to find that a mass shooting had occurred at one of the
nation's largest military posts.2 A U.S. Army psychiatrist
allegedly opened fire inside Fort Hood in Texas.3 Thirteen
people were killed and 30 people were injured, most of whom
were U.S. military personnel.4 The U.S. soldier, armed with at
least two handguns . . . started firing until he was eventually
shot four times by emergency personnel responding to the
incident.5
On April 16, 2007, thirty-three people were killed on the
campus of Virginia Tech in ... the deadliest shooting rampage
1 B.A., University of Wisconsin; J.D., Hamline University School of Law.
Founder and owner of Bower Law Office, P.C
2  Kevin Whitehall, Massacre Leaves 13 Dead at Fort Hood, NPR, Nov.
6, 2oo9, http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyld=12o138496.
3  Id.
4  Id.
5  Id.
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