Tomorrow, January 31st, the House Judiciary Committee will be holding a Work Session on HB 1037, “An Act Relative to Repealing Limited Liability for Manufacturers, Distributors, Dealers, or Importers of Firearms or Ammunition.” NRA members and gun-rights supporting Granite Staters are urged to contact committee members and request that they vote against this bill. To submit testimony to the committee members directly, please click the TAKE ACTION button below.
HB 1037 repeals the statute that provides limited liability to manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition. If passed, this would create a legal course of action against firearm manufacturers and retailers whose firearms are used in criminal activity. This legal course of action would attempt to evade the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which protects manufacturers from being held responsible for third-party misuse. Just like it is unreasonable for an auto retailer to be held liable when a driver harms someone with their vehicle, it is unreasonable for firearm manufacturers and retailers to be held liable when their products are used in a crime.
If passed, HB 1037 could completely shut down the firearm commerce industry in New Hampshire. To do your part, click the TAKE ACTION NOW button to tell committee members to oppose HB 1037.