§55-18-2. Authority to bring suit against manufacturers, sellers,
trade associations or dealers of firearms.
The authority to bring suit and the right to recover against
any firearms or ammunition manufacturer, seller, trade association
or dealer of firearms by or on behalf of any county or municipality
in this state for damages, abatement or injunctive relief resulting
from or relating to the design, manufacture, marketing, or sale of
firearms or ammunition to the public is reserved exclusively to the
state: Provided, That nothing contained in this article may
prohibit a county or municipality from bringing an action for
breach of contract or warranty as to firearms or ammunition
purchased by the county or municipality.