In this op-ed co-authored with Matthew Miller, I highlight the astonishing reality that while our country closely regulates the impact of automobiles on public health and safety, it does not do so for firearms. Why? In 2005, Congress passed an unprecedented law that largely exempts guns from federal consumer-safety laws, and provides immunity for gun manufacturers and dealers from liability lawsuits. The bill was intended to block lawsuits by individuals and municipalities seeking to hold gun manufacturers and dealers liable for negligence when their weapons were used in crimes.
Read more in the Boston Globe.