Gun Liability

Witnesses testified about gun liability legislation. The bill under consideration, H.R. 1036, the “Protection of Lawful Commerce… read more

Witnesses testified about gun liability legislation. The bill under consideration, H.R. 1036, the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act", was designed "to prohibit civil liability actions from being brought or continued against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages resulting from the misuse of their products by others.” Supporters of the legislation claimed it was necessary in order to protect companies from frivolous lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearms industry. Opponents voiced concerns that the bill was unnecessary and could prevent legitimate claims against negligent gun makers and sellers. close

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Program ID:
175911-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 3, 2003

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  • Apr 03, 2003 | 5:34am EST | C-SPAN 2
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