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California Governor Okays Reckless Lawsuits

Monday, September 30, 2002

On Wednesday, 25 September, Governor Gray Davis (D) signed into law two measures repealing the 19-year-old ban on reckless lawsuits against firearms manufacturers. Assemblyman Paul Koretz`s (D-42) AB 496 and Senator Don Perata`s (D-9) SB 682, both opposed by NRA, join other anti-gun measures given the nod recently by Governor Davis, including AB 2902 (Koretz) and AB 2080 (Steinberg), which fund new programs by plundering Department of Justice`s Dealer Record of Sale account.

 This makes it even more critical that NRA members contact their federal legislators to voice their support for HR 2037 and S. 2268, federal legislation that, if passed, would preempt California`s enactment of this product liability legislation. If you are unsure of how to reach your federal legislators, you may call the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division at (800) 392-8683 or click here.

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