Gun immunity proposal makes City Council members, gun advocates upset
A gun immunity bill proposed Wednesday has some City Council members and gun advocates concerned. The proposed bill would make a previous gun law obsolete. The original law was passed by the City Council in January, which made Bronx gun sellers and manufacturers financially responsible to victims of gun violence.
New York city council members Eva Moskowitz and David Yassky said they are against the passage of a gun immunity bill. The two believe the bill would deny legal rights to gun violence victims in the Bronx and would give the gun industry special protection from lawsuits.
People who support the proposed bill say the protection is needed from lawsuits that could bankrupt companies in the industry.
The gun immunity bill was cleared for state Senate action and is headed for a vote in the near future.