What: All Issues : Justice for All: Civil and Criminal : Gun Control : 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 Drug Addicts or Individuals Certified as "Mentally Defective".
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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 Drug Addicts or Individuals Certified as "Mentally Defective".
house Roll Call 121     Apr 09, 2003
Y = Conservative
N = Progressive
Winning Side:
Conservative

During debate on gun liability legislation, Congresswoman Sanchez (D-CA) offered an amendment that would have allowed lawsuits against gun dealers and manufacturers who sell or transfer guns or ammunition to drug addicts or individuals certified as "mentally defective". Progressives supported Sanchez's amendment on the grounds that guns should only be available to responsible and mentally-competent citizens. Gun dealers, progressives argue, should be responsible for conducting adequate background checks to insure that addicts and mentally-defective individuals are denied the sale of guns. The Sanchez amendment failed to garner majority support and was defeated 134-289.

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