Inanimate objects continue to plague New York City, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R). Rather than focusing on the criminals themselves, the Mayor this week signed into law sweeping legislation that holds gun makers and gun dealers liable for injuries and death caused by the criminal use of their products.
Under this new provision, lawful manufacturers and business owners will be the ones held accountable for the actions of criminals. Said Bloomberg: "There`s no argument here. Guns kill people, it`s time to get them off the streets."
City Council Speaker Gifford Miller called the law an "important and historic step" that will send a powerful message to the gun industry.
The flawed logic and political grandstanding demonstrated by Bloomberg and Miller serve as yet another example of the pervasive anti-gun agenda that threatens our Second Amendment rights. That`s why NRA members must let their voices be heard. Please continue to contact your U.S. Senators in support of the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act"--legislation to halt these reckless lawsuits. This bill passed in the House last year, and had majority support in the U.S. Senate (and is supported by President Bush), but was torpedoed by anti-gun zealots, including former Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), who helped his fellow anti-gun Senators attach a number of anti-gun amendments to the underlying measure.