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Victims of gun violence in California can sue gun manufacturers under a new law

On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation which will allow victims of gun violence to sue gun makers and sellers.

In a video statement, the Democratic governor said most industries are held accountable when their products cause harm, but not the gun industry.

“Today, California is going to change that,” Newsom said. “They can no longer hide from the mass destruction that they have caused.”

“If you’ve been hurt or a family member is a victim of gun violence, you can now go to court and hold the makers of these deadly weapons accountable,” Newsom added.

The 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act shields gun makers and sellers from civil lawsuits when guns are used in crimes.

13 July 2022


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