State legislators in New York have passed a bill that would give the plaintiff a private right to sue arms manufacturers and dealers.
A06762, approved by the New York Assembly on Tuesday and by the state Senate on June 3, is reportedly the first such bill of its kind in the country to be approved.
It deals with a federal law from 2005, Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which protects firearms manufacturers and dealers from being held liable when crime has
Among its provisions, the bill states: "Every person, company, corporation or association who have been injured as a result of the acts or omissions of members of a gun industry in violation of this Article shall have the right to sue for reimbursement of damages or to enforce this Article in the Supreme Court or the Federal District Court. "
Under the heading justified, the bill states:" With this proposal, our hope is that the people's right to hold the firearms industry accountable will be restored. "
" Over 74 percent of all weapons recovered from violent crime and shootings in New York are retrieved from abroad, "Parish member Patricia Fahey, who sponsored the bill, said in a statement Tuesday before its passage.
“Right now, only one industry in the United States has full immunity from civil liability under federal law for negligence in the use of their Products; the gun industry. Implementing this milestone legislation will enable arms manufacturers to knowingly use bad actors and dealers to market their products to be held civilly liable for the damage they cause to our streets.