State Moves to Hold Gun Manufacturers Responsible for Violence

State Moves to Hold Gun Manufacturers Responsible for Violence

( – 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.

The attorney general claimed the bill targeting manufacturers would somehow make the state safer.

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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