(UnitedVoice.com) – The Democratic Party likes to say that it supports the Second Amendment, but when it comes down to it, it really doesn’t. It has proven this over and over again by introducing legislation at both the state and federal levels to infringe on Americans’ gun rights. New York recently demonstrated this again with a law that targets the firearms industry.
On Tuesday, July 6, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed two gun bills into law. The first one is highly controversial. The legislation (S.7196/A.6762-B) allows the state attorney general, Letitia James, to sue gun manufacturers, sellers, importers and others for damages by declaring them a public nuisance. The law exploits a loophole in the federal law and eliminates the immunity gun makers have as a result of the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
The other law (S.5000-B/A.6198-B) was fairly uncontroversial. It closed a loophole that allowed people with outstanding arrest warrants to purchase firearms.
Cuomo, who is currently under both federal and state investigation, patted himself on the back after signing the laws.
And the bills are signed!
✅Allows the public to hold gun manufacturers liable for their products creating a public nuisance
✅Closes loophole to prohibit people with outstanding warrants from purchasing guns in NYS#EndGunViolence pic.twitter.com/O5sFqz8qMc
— Archive: Governor Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) July 6, 2021
The attorney general claimed the bill targeting manufacturers would somehow make the state safer.
Today, New York took a big step to bring an end to the blanket immunity given to gun manufacturers and distributors for their negligence.
Now, New York can finally hold these manufacturers and distributors accountable and protect our citizens from gun violence.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) July 6, 2021
The law targeting gun manufacturers and sellers essentially holds them accountable for actions taken by someone else. How could they possibly be held liable for crimes they did not know about or crimes in which they did not have or play a role?
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