House may immunize gun industry

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The U.S. House of Represenatives will consider legislation on Wednesday that would protect gun manufacturers and dealers from liability lawsuits. The Chicago Tribune says that gun makers would be the only industry with such immunity. Several cities that have tried to sue the industry, alleging that its products are unduly hazardous. over the hazards posed by its products. The Supreme Court recently cancelled arguments in Chicago's lawsuit to obtain gun records from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The justices acted afer Congress blocked the agency from using money to provide the data.

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