Gun rights

Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

After the Santa Fe shooting, a lawsuit aims to “effect change.” Can civil cases do what legislation hasn't?

The lawsuit filed against the Santa Fe shooting suspect's parents aims to hold gun owners responsible for the way they store their firearms around their troubled children. Experts say it fits into a nationwide pattern of gun liability cases that aspire to keep gun owners and manufacturers accountable through fear of high-cost lawsuits.

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