No. 79,546.

265 Kan. 855 (1998)

962 P.2d 1093

ALICE F. LONG, Appellant, v. STEVEN L. TURK, Appellee.

Supreme Court of Kansas.

Opinion filed August 19, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jerry R. Palmer, of Palmer, Lowry & Leatherman, of Topeka, argued the cause, and LJ Leatherman, of the same firm, was on the briefs for appellant.

Thomas E. Wright, of Wright, Henson, Somers, Sebelius, Clark & Baker, LLP, of Topeka, argued the cause, and Evelyn Zabel Wilson, of the same firm, was with him on the brief for appellee.

Gary D. White, Jr., of Schroer, Rice, P.A., of Topeka, was on the brief for amicus curiae Kansas Trial Lawyers Association.

Kelly W. Johnston, of Johnston Law Offices, P.A., of Wichita, and Dennis A. Henigan, of Legal Action Project, of Washington, D.C., were on the brief for amicus curiae The Center to Prevent Handgun Violence.

The opinion of the court was delivered by

SIX, J.:

This is a summary judgment appeal by a parent, as plaintiff, seeking to impose civil liability on a handgun owner for the death of the parent's son. The claim arises from the fatal shooting of Alice Long's son, Tony, by defendant Steven Turk's son, Matthew. Both boys were minors. Tony was killed by a hollow point bullet from a .357 Magnum handgun owned by Steven Turk.

Jurisdiction is under K.S.A. 20...

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