Washington: Senate Committee Hearing Bill to Bankrupt Firearm Industry with Junk Lawsuits

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On January 31st, the Senate Ways & Means Committee will hear Senate Bill 5078, to allow anti-gun zealots to bankrupt the firearm industry with frivolous lawsuits. Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE SB 5078.

In addition, NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to oppose SB 5078 by noting their position for the legislative record and with in-person, remote, or written testimony. Click here for more information on how to participate.

Senate Bill 5078 aims to undermine the PLCAA and subject licensed firearm manufacturers and sellers to frivolous lawsuits brought to recover damages for the criminal misuse of their products. Protecting the firearms industry, like other lawful industries, is necessary because our legal system generally does not punish anyone for the criminal actions of others. This bill simply seeks to sue the firearms industry out of existence in the state of Washington. The firearms industry supplies thousands of jobs in Washington and the excise tax on the sale and purchase of firearms, ammunition, and accessories produces millions of dollars for conservation in our state from Pittman-Robertson funds. This bill will eliminate thousands of jobs and deprive the state of millions of dollars annually. ​ 

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Again, please contact committee members asking them to OPPOSE SB 5078 and please consider testifying as well.

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