What: All Issues : Justice for All: Civil and Criminal : War on Drugs : H.R. 1036. Gun Liability/Passage of a Bill to Restrict the Legal Rights of Victims of Gun Violence.
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H.R. 1036. Gun Liability/Passage of a Bill to Restrict the Legal Rights of Victims of Gun Violence.
house Roll Call 124     Apr 09, 2003
Y = Conservative
N = Progressive
Winning Side:
Conservative

This vote involves final passage in the House of a gun liability bill that would restrict liability lawsuits filed on behalf of victims of gun violence against gunmakers and dealers. Two exceptions to the lawsuit restrictions would allow certain lawsuits to be filed. Civil suits would be permitted against gunmakers or sellers who "knowingly and willfully violated" state or federal laws in selling or marketing a weapon and against gun manufacturers who produce defective weapons. Progressives opposed final passage of the bill because it reduces the legal standing of victims of gun violence vis-à-vis gun manufacturers and dealers. The legislation was adopted on a 285-140 vote.

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