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URGENT: Bill To Protect Firearm Industry From Abuse In Indiana Courts To Be Heard Tuesday
Voice Support For This Important Bill

In the late 1990’s, 40 cities across the U.S. sued the firearm industry for the unlawful misuse of our products by criminals. Instead of going after the criminals that were responsible for the crime, anti-Second Amendment mayors pointed their fingers at the firearm industry.

More than 35 states and Congress responded with laws to protect the firearm industry from these politically driven lawsuits. By 2006, 39 of the 40 municipal lawsuits against the industry had been dropped or dismissed.

The Gary, Indiana lawsuit against the firearm industry was the only one left and it is still alive today.

As recent as last month, news broke that as part of discovery in this lawsuit, the court had ordered transaction records of hundreds of thousands of lawful Hoosier gun owners to be handed over to the gun control lawyers representing the City of Gary. Most of these records are from 2007-2023, which proves that this lawsuit is not about Gary crime from the 1990’s and is purely a political attack on the firearm industry and Second Amendment.

House Bill 1235, authored by Rep. Chris Jeter and sponsored by Sen. Aaron Freeman, passed out of the Indiana House last month and is set to be heard on Tuesday, Feb. 20th , in the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law. HB 1235 would make Indiana law consistent with other states by prohibiting local governments from suing the firearm industry. That right would be reserved to the state. You can read more about this situation in this NSSF blog post.

Indiana NSSF members are urged to voice support to their state senators for this important bill. Click here to find your state senator’s contact information.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to join NSSF in testifying on Tuesday, please contact Chris Lee, NSSF’s Midwest Director of State Affairs, at clee@nssf.org.


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