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Lawsuit Preemption May See Action Soon

Saturday, September 7, 2002

Reckless lawsuit preemption legislation, which would block politically-motivated lawsuits that attempt to hold law-abiding gun makers liable for the criminal misuse of their products, still needs to move through both chambers of Congress. The House version, H.R. 2037, has 228 co-sponsors, and is tentatively slated for full committee markup next week in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Senate version, S. 2268, now has 42 co-sponsors. This is a solid show of support, but the bill has yet to be considered. Time is rapidly running out for these bills. Please call both your U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative and urge them to promote the passage of reckless lawsuit preemption legislation.

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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.