California gun violence victims will be able to sue firearm manufacturers for damages.

With a new law signed on Tuesday, victims of gun violence in California will soon have the right to sue firearm manufacturers for harm caused by their products.

The Governor of California posted on Twitter and said “Our kids, families and communities deserve streets free of gun violence and gun makers must be held accountable for their role in this crisis,” in a news release. “Nearly every industry is held liable when people are hurt or killed by their products – guns should be no different.”

The new state law in California “utilizes an exemption to the federal statute that allows gun makers or sellers to be sued for violations of state laws concerning the sale or marketing of firearms,” according to the news release.

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