California bill would make it easier to sue gun-makers

California bill would make it easier to sue gun-makers

1 of 3 FILE – In this Monday, April 20, 2020, file photo, Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, participates in a legislative hearing in Sacramento, Calif. On Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, Ting announced a new bill, that if it becomes law would make it easier for people to sue gun companies for liability in shooting injuries or deaths. The bill is co-authored by Democratic assembly members Chris Ward, of San Diego, and Mike Gipson, of Carson. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File ) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some Democratic California lawmakers want to make it easier for people to sue gun companies for liability in shootings that cause injuries or deaths, a move advocates said Tuesday is aimed at getting around a U.S. law that prevents such lawsuits and allows the industry to act recklessly. But critics call the bill, which is modeled after a New York law passed last year, an illegal overreach. They say its true purpose was to force gun manufacturers out of business. In general, when someone is injured or killed by gunfire it’s very hard for the victim or their family to hold the gun manufacturer or dealer responsible by suing them and making them pay for damages. A federal law prevents most of those types of lawsuits, which advocacy groups say is unique to the gun industry. But the U.S law does permit some types of liability lawsuits, including when gun-makers break state or local laws regarding the sale and marketing of their products. Last […]

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