Democrats In Congress Introduce Gun Bill To Allow Victims To Sue Manufacturers : NPR

Democrats In Congress Introduce Gun Bill To Allow Victims To Sue Manufacturers : NPR

House and Senate Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday they say will allow victims of gun violence to have their day in court.

The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act aims to repeal federal protections blocking firearm and ammunition manufacturers, dealers and trade groups from most civil lawsuits when a firearm is used unlawfully or in a crime.

Those protections date to 2005, with the passage of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

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