Newsletter: Essential Politics (Los Angeles Times)
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced legislation Wednesday to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prevents people from suing gun manufacturers, sellers and interest groups.
Schiff told Sarah Wire that because the gun industry is shielded from liability and negligence charges, it has no incentive to make weapons safer or keep a close eye on who is buying them.
He acknowledged it would take a "seismic shift" in Congress to pass the bill, but said it’s important to keep putting pressure on gun control issues.
"It takes years of sustained pressure and suddenly you reach a tipping point when something gets done," Schiff said.
Source: Los Angeles Times
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