S-8926 targets gun manufacturers

Last year a Democrat spokesman said they were looking into drafting legislation to allow lawsuits against gun manufacturers to go forward.

This week Senator Zellnor Myrie introduced S-8926 to Rules. The short one sentence bill reads:

Section 1. Section 240.45 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
3. AS USED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, THE TERMS “CREATE” AND “MAINTAIN” SHALL INCLUDE THE SALE OR MANUFACTURING OF PRODUCTS.

As reported in the Daily News:

“… The bill would amend the state’s criminal nuisance law to include the sale or manufacture of products that endanger peoples’ health or safety, enabling New Yorkers to sue companies or individuals who violate the statute …”

Whether this is enough to get around the PLCAA is unclear.

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2 thoughts on “S-8926 targets gun manufacturers

  1. Would this open the door to all manufactured goods that endangers health and safety? If so, it seems it would allow every victim off alcohol related crimes to sue the company who produced it?

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