“The Gun Industry Can No Longer Hide”
SACRAMENTO, CA, July 12, 2022 – Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1594 today. The bill “establishes a “firearm industry standard of conduct” and allows local governments, the state Department of Justice and gun violence survivors to sue for egregious violations of state sales and marketing regulations.” from LA Times.
“This bill is a significant step toward holding irresponsible, reckless and negligent gun manufacturers, distributors and sellers accountable,” said Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego). “The U.S. has less than 5% of the world’s population, yet we make up nearly a third of the world’s mass shootings. I’m proud to joint author AB 1594 and support other common sense gun reforms that will help make our communities safer.”
– Assembly Member Chris Ward (D-San Diego (July 12, 2022)
Full text: AB-1594 Firearms: civil suits.(2021-2022)
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