Inside a State Legislator’s Fight Against the Gun Industry’s Legal Immunity

Champe Barton

Originally published in The Trace on .
Senator Myrie in Albany discussing Gun Bill

Illinois is the eighth state to pass a law requiring gun companies to impose “reasonable controls” on their marketing and distribution practices. All of them took inspiration from the same New York bill.

“We don’t make guns in Brooklyn, yet everybody has access. It comes back to the same questions: Where are the guns coming from? And what am I gonna do about it?”