Nov 12, 2019

Supreme Court allows Sandy Hook lawsuit against gunmaker to move forward

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The Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will not block a state-level lawsuit against a gun manufacturer by the parents of the children who died during the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, reports USA Today.

Why it matters: Remington Arms was seeking to be protected from the lawsuit, which alleges that the company marketed its military-style rifles "for use in assaults against human beings," per USA Today.

The big picture: This case "tests the reach of a 2005 law passed by Congress to protect firearms manufacturers from being held liable for crimes committed by gun purchasers," per USA Today.

  • Meanwhile, gun control advocates hope this lawsuit will be the first of many targeting the firearms industry.

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Michael Bloomberg releases 2020 gun safety plan

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Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D-N.Y.) released a gun safety plan as part of his 2020 platform on Thursday.

The big picture: Gun control has been a key issue for Democrats in the crowded presidential primary field. The party largely advocates for common sense reforms to address background checks, loopholes and assault weapons.

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Bill Clinton calls out Trump for refusing to work with Congress during impeachment

Former President Bill Clinton called into CNN on Thursday to discuss the school shooting in California, and ended up criticizing President Trump for refusing to work with Congress on things like gun control due to the ongoing House impeachment inquiry.

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Gun violence survivors experience increased risk of mental harm

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Many survivors of gun violence are prone to post-traumatic stress disorder, increased alcohol and drug abuse, and unemployment up to years after their physical wounds heal and even when the injuries are minor, a JAMA study released on Wednesday illustrates.

Why it matters: Far more people in the U.S. survive gunshot wounds than those who are killed by firearm injuries.

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