Colorado gun bills: Senate committee passes liability-for-guns bill

Posted: March 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
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A bill to make manufacturers and sellers of assault-style weapons in Colorado liable for crimes committed with their guns passed a state Senate committee Monday night.

Under Senate Bill 196, sponsored by Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, manufacturers and sellers of semiautomatic rifles could be sued for violent acts committed with the guns if they “negligently entrusted” an assault-style weapon to someone whom they “reasonably should have known might use the weapon” to cause harm.

Manufacturers and sellers would have to “use the highest degree of care” in selling, storing or transferring weapons.Morse

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