What: All Issues : Justice for All: Civil and Criminal : War on Drugs : H.R. 1036. Gun Liability/Vote to Enhance the Legal Rights of Victims of Gun Violence By Allowing Lawsuits Against Gun Retailers Who Negligently Provide Guns to Known Criminals. (2003 house Roll Call 122)
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H.R. 1036. Gun Liability/Vote to Enhance the Legal Rights of Victims of Gun Violence By Allowing Lawsuits Against Gun Retailers Who Negligently Provide Guns to Known Criminals.
house Roll Call 122     Apr 09, 2003
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Loss

Congressman Meehan (D-MA) offered an amendment to the gun liability bill that would allow the victims of gun violence to recover damages from the manufacturers or sellers of firearms if their negligence allows guns to fall into the hands of criminals. Progressives supported Meehan's amendment as a way to ensure that manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are held responsible for their negligence just as every other industry and every other individual may be held responsible for any wrongdoing. Meehan's amendment failed to muster majority support and was defeated on a 144-280 vote.

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