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Reckless Lawsuit Preemption Bill Gaining Support In House

Friday, February 15, 2002

H.R. 2037—the bill introduced by U.S. Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Chris John (D-La.) that would shield the firearm industry from politically motivated lawsuits seeking to hold gun makers liable for the criminal misuse of their products—is making headway in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill now has 210 co-sponsors—only eight short of a straight majority that should ensure passage of this critical legislative remedy to the anti-gun lobby’s flagrant abuse of our legal system.

The following 18 House members are considered possible co-sponsors, and NRA members in their districts are urged to contact them and request their support. Michael Bilirakis (R-Fla.), Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), Nathan Deal (R-Ga.), Jennifer Dunn (R-Wash.), Mark Foley (R-Fla.), Porter Goss (R-Fla.), Kay Granger (R-Tex.), Mark Green (R-Wisc.), Baron Hill (D-Ind.), Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.), Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio), Dan Miller (R-Fla.), Thomas Petri (R-Wisc.), Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio), Ralph Regula (R-Ohio), Harold Rogers (R-Ky.), Nick Smith (R-Mich.), and Jerry Weller (R-Ill.). To check to see if any of these lawmakers represent you, or to find contact information for them, use our "Write your Reps" tool.

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