BREAKING NEWS ~ Senate passes bill limiting lawsuits against gunmakers

[JURIST] AP is reporting that the US Senate has passed [roll call] legislation designed to shield the firearms industry from lawsuits brought by victims of gun crimes. Democrats had opposed the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act [text], saying the substantive threat to the gun industry from such suits was "miniscule" [JURIST report]. The US House passed similar legislation last year but has taken no action in the current session.

 

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