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60-4501. Authority to bring certain civil actions against firearms or ammunition manufacturers reserved to state; exception for breach of contract or warranty. (a) The authority to bring civil suit and right to recover against any firearms or ammunition manufacturer or federally licensed firearms or ammunition dealer, by or on behalf of the state or any political subdivision of the state, for damages, abatement of nuisance or injunctive relief arising from or relating to the lawful design, manufacture, marketing or sale of firearms or ammunition to the public shall be reserved exclusively to the state.

(b) Nothing in this act shall prohibit a political subdivision from bringing an action against a firearms or ammunition manufacturer or federally licensed firearms or ammunition dealer for breach of contract, for breach of implied or express warranty or for damages caused to the employees or agents of such political subdivision by defects in firearms or ammunition purchased or used by such political subdivision.

(c) The provisions of this act shall apply to any action brought on or after January 24, 2001.

History: L. 2002, ch. 76, ยง 1; July 1.

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