To Members of the 114th U.S. Congress:
The gun industry has special protections and cannot be sued or held liable for the injury its products cause. This is due to previous legislation passed to protect gun dealers known as PLCAA (The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act).
The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act (H.R. 4399/S. 2469), introduced earlier this year, would overturn PLCAA and repeal this immunity. These bills in the House and the Senate would allow Americans to hold firearm manufacturers and dealers liable for harm caused by the weapons they sell.
This legislation would make the gun industry accountable to their products in the same way industries like the car and toy industries already are. Right now, you can sue for damage done by a toy water gun, but not for damage done by a real gun. This legislation would fix that.
Let Congress know you support this legislation. It’s time to hold the gun industry accountable for knowingly selling firearms to criminals for the sake of profit.
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
Americans for Democratic Action
Amnesty International USA
Brady Campaign/Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Brave New Films
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Corporate Accountability International
Crooks and Liars
People For the American Way
Silver Linings Action
Women Against Gun Violence