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Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers?

Results from Republicans

Last answered 47 minutes ago

Gun Liability Poll Results for Republicans

Yes

20,303 votes

4%

No

479,258 votes

96%

Distribution of answers submitted by Republicans.

3 Yes answers
2 No answers
0 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Jan 28, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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Learn more about Gun Liability

In 2005, Congress passed the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). The law protects gun manufacturers and dealers from being held liable when crimes have been committed with their products. The law was passed in response to a series of lawsuits filed against the gun industry in the late 1990s which claimed gun-makers and sellers were not doing enough to prevent crimes committed with their products. Proponents of the law argue that lawsuits will discourage gun manufacturers from supplying stores who sell guns that end up being used in violent crimes. Opponents argue that gun manufacturers are not responsible for random acts of violence committed with their products.  See recent gun liability news

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