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Bruce Braley on Gun Control

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Allow lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence

Rep. Bruce Braley revealed last week that he would vote to the left of every US Senator on gun regulations. Braley told The Huffington Post that he would have opposed a key plank of the Senate's failed gun control bill--the background checks amendment. But Braley wouldn't have opposed the bill because of Second Amendment concerns; he blasted the measure from the left for maintaining a law barring lawsuits against firearms manufacturers for gun violence (and expanding the protection to private sellers who use background checks).

"The background check amendment as it currently exists, I probably would have opposed--not for the reason most people think, but because it immunizes gun manufacturers, who get the economic benefit of that protection and use it to fund all of the legislative assaults on rational measures to reduce gun violence. And I told that to the Newtown families," he told The Huffington Post at the annual Netroots Nation conference.

Source: The Iowa Republican on 2014 Iowa Senate race , Jun 13, 2013

Ban sale of high-capacity magazines & recall existing ones

Braley, who has an F rating from the NRA, recently floated a recall program for high-capacity magazines. "It's always very difficult to eliminate a product that has been lawfully sold once it's in the marketplace, so one of the things that should be happening is a wide-scale conversation about the impact of all of the factors that influence violence in our society," he said. "One of them is the availability of high-capacity magazines."

Braley suggested a federal recall program similar to the umbrella program used by six federal agencies to alert the American people to hazardous products. "The challenge is whether realistically you can get dangerous products off the marketplace," Braley said. "We have recall programs right now for products that have been identified as creating a risk to consumers. So, one of the things that you can do is look at ways of trying to get those back in through a program that would give incentives for doing that."

Source: The Iowa Republican on 2014 Iowa Senate race , Jun 13, 2013

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