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Congress Holds Hearing on H.R. 2037 <br>Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

Thursday, April 18, 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 was held Thursday, April 18 before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. The bill now has 222 co-sponsors—four 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.

See if your congressman is a cosponsor here. If not, use our "Write Your Reps" tool at right to find contact information for your congressman and call or email and urge him to cosponsor H.R. 2037!!

To read industry testimony in support of this critical legislation click on the links below:

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.