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North Carolina Legislative Update

Friday, July 12, 2002

Last month, the NRA-backed lawsuit preemption measure, H.B. 622—sponsored by Representative P. Wayne Sexton (R-73)—successfully passed out of Senate Judiciary II Committee. This critical legislation will prevent municipalities from filing politically-motivated lawsuits that attempt to hold gun makers liable for the criminal misuse of their products. Although this move represents a positive step in the effort to establish a lawsuit preemption statute in North Carolina, there is still work to be done. This bill is now on the Senate calendar, and could face a vote as soon as Tuesday, July 16, so supporters of the Second Amendment must act quickly. Please call your Senator immediately and urge him to support H.B. 622. If you are unsure of how to reach your Senator, please call the main General Assembly number at (919) 733-7928 and ask for assistance.

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