Civil lawsuits against gun makers are rare because of a law that gives most gun manufacturers and dealers immunity from being sued.
Gun makers, help keep weapons out of criminals' hands
The law was passed back in 2005 after heavy lobbying from the NRA and the gun industry. But that could change if Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff has his way.
OutFront tonight: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Why can't you sue a gun maker? You can sue any toy maker... any product maker... for injury or death resulting from their product.
Thank you congressman. What I don't understand is why the previous ban on assault weapons was allow by congress to expire in 2004. Shouldn't a ban on deadly assault weapons be banned for life??? And why these gun manufacturers are allowed immunity from suit and prosecution is totally absurd and outrageous.
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