Bloomberg Law
April 19, 2018, 9:34 PM

U.S. Online Gun Market Takes Hit from Wis. Court Ruling (Corrected)

One of the biggest online gun markets in the U.S. can be held liable for negligence for a private sale of a weapon used in a fatal shooting spree, a Wisconsin appeals court said in the first ruling of its kind. isn’t protected by the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which largely immunizes online service providers from responsibility for posts by third-parties, the court said in reversing a lower court’s ruling.

“The act provides immunity to website operators, such as Armslist, only when the allegations treat the website as the publisher or speaker of third-party content,” the court said ...