Gun Maker Lawsuits

People who live in Wisconsin would be barred from suing gun makers over shooting deaths or injuries under a bill advancing through the Legislature.

The bill passed by the Assembly this week, also exempts gun
dealers and firing-range owners. It would only allow a lawsuit against manufacturers when the guns are found to be defective.

The sponsor is Republican Representative Mark Pettis of Hertel.

The issue is also being debated at the federal level.

Governor Doyle promises to veto the bill if it passes the

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