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Reckless Lawsuit Preemption Bill Gaining Support in House

Sunday, April 14, 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—continues to make headway in the U.S. House of Representatives. A hearing on H.R. 2037 has been scheduled for next Thursday, April 18, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building, and the bill now has 221 co-sponsors—three more than a straight majority of the House, which should help to ensure passage of this critical legislative remedy to the anti-gun lobby’s flagrant abuse of our legal system if the bill reaches the House floor.

But even the fact that the bill has 221 co-sponsors does not guarantee passage of this critical reform, so the more supporters we can enlist, the better the chance will be for this bill becoming law. The following nine House members are considered possible co-sponsors, and NRA members in their states are urged to contact them and request their support: Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), Nathan Deal (R-Ga.), Jennifer Dunn (R-Wash.), Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.), Dan Miller (R-Fla.), Thomas Petri (R-Wisc.), Ralph Regula (R-Ohio), Nick Smith (R-Mich.), and Jerry Weller (R-Ill.). To find contact information for these lawmakers, use our "Write Your Reps" tool.

And if you need another reason to contact these lawmakers, the gun-ban lobby formerly known as HCI is trying to counter NRA’s campaign promoting H.R. 2037. Shortly after NRA began targeting a handful of specific lawmakers as potential co-sponsors, the anti-gun extremists at HCI sent out their own e-mail alert targeting the very same lawmakers on NRA’s list. Their message is to "call your Representative today and urge them [sic] to oppose H.R. 2037." So far, six of the 18 Representatives on our target list have rejected the gun-ban lobby’s push, and have signed on to support our Right to Keep and Bear Arms by co-sponsoring H.R. 2037. Let’s keep adding to the loss column of the gun-ban lobby by urging the nine lawmakers listed above to co-sponsor H.R. 2037.

Finally, U.S. Senators Zell Miller (D-Ga.) and Larry Craig (R-Iowa) are expected to introduce the Senate version of H.R. 2037 next week. Be sure to contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to sign on as co-sponsors, once the bill is introduced. You can reach your U.S. Senators by calling (202) 224-3121, but to find additional contact information for them, use our "Write Your Reps" tool.

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NRA Member Berated for Carrying Firearm

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NRA Member Berated for Carrying Firearm

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No, Joe, Your Gun Ban Didn’t Work

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

No, Joe, Your Gun Ban Didn’t Work

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Bill Clinton Touts Failed Gun Ban With Bogus Info

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bill Clinton Touts Failed Gun Ban With Bogus Info

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Sparking Dialogue or Sparking Joy: Competing Views on Gun “Buyback” Initiatives

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sparking Dialogue or Sparking Joy: Competing Views on Gun “Buyback” Initiatives

The Christian Science Monitor describes itself as “an independent international news organization” that wants to “help you to see news events as starting points for constructive conversations.” Its editorial board recently published an article, A seed for society’s ...

Another Week, Another Democrat Presidential Contender Out to Round Up America's Guns

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Another Week, Another Democrat Presidential Contender Out to Round Up America's Guns

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Tell Your U.S. Senators and Representative to Oppose Gun Control

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tell Your U.S. Senators and Representative to Oppose Gun Control

In the wake of the recent two criminal mass attacks, a number of gun control proposals have begun to circulate in our nation’s capital. None of these proposals would have prevented the recent tragedies, but they all ...

Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

Monday, June 17, 2019

Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

Governor Greg Abbott has now signed all of the NRA-supported legislation which the Texas Legislature sent him during the 2019 session.

Important Statement from NRA CEO & Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Important Statement from NRA CEO & Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre

The NRA will work in good faith to pursue real solutions to the epidemic of violence in America.

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