Blumenthal has called the gun industry’s immunity a “mockery of American justice.”
“It prevents somebody from going after truly egregious wrongdoing,” Blumenthal said. “The dealer who sells to a known criminal, who then goes out and kills somebody — that dealer is absolutely immune.”
Blumenthal and Murphy are joining other lawmakers in an effort to repeal the law.
Murphy said their legislation, the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act, will not only give victims their day in court, it will compel the gun industry to make a safer product.
“With the industry knowing that they will never ever be on the hook, there is no incentive to ever invest in the kind of rudimentary technology that would assure that firearms are not used in unsafe ways,” Murphy said.
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