The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act would end special legal protections for firearm manufacturers, sellers and trade groups.
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Few still doubt that today's NRA is nothing less than a trade association for the firearms industry. But for those who do, a recent report distributed at its "Annual Meeting of Members" last week offers the latest confirmation of this growing organizational and financial relationship.
The fact is that the use of guns in self-defense in America bears little resemblance to the false claims made by the NRA and its gun industry partners. Perhaps most striking is that in a nation of more than 300 million guns, how rarely firearms are used in self-defense.
I am not sure if I can adequately convey the degree to which this final footage is simply beyond anything that exists when it comes to capturing the extreme violence associated with guns.
As household gun ownership in the United States steadily declines, the firearms industry and gun lobby are targeting children as young as grade-school age as the next generation of customers.
"Much like the tobacco industry’s search for replacement smokers, the gun industry is seeking replacement shooters."
WalletHub compared states across three key dimensions: the firearms industry, gun prevalence and gun politics. Indicators
I have no doubt that some additional legislation, such as background checks, will help stem the tide of this endless gun violence. But the real answer is in repealing existing legislation -- the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
The leading medical organizations plus the American Bar Association believe that "deaths and injuries related to firearms constitute a major public health problem in the United States." This consensus is not going to change because some judge thinks that doctors should avoid the issue of guns.