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NY could try to sue gun manufacturers under bill

New York’s attorney general could sue gun manufacturers under certain scenarios under a bill...
New York’s attorney general could sue gun manufacturers under certain scenarios under a bill that passed the state Senate and Assembly on Tuesday.
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 9:46 AM EDT
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s attorney general could sue gun manufacturers under certain scenarios under a bill that passed the state Senate and Assembly on Tuesday as lawmakers continued wrapping up this year’s legislative session.

Gun manufacturers could, for instance, face a lawsuit for harming the public by failing to take steps to prevent firearms from being sold unlawfully in New York.

A gun manufacturer wouldn’t have to purposely harm the public to be held liable, under the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian Benjamin, a Democrat.

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