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Biden calls for allowing lawsuits against gun makers for shootings

President Joe Biden speaks during an event on gun control in the Rose Garden at the White House April 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden signed executive orders to prevent gun violence and announced his pick of David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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President Joe Biden on Thursday said that getting Congress to end the immunity that gun makers have from being sued for shooting incidents is a top priority for his administration.

“Most people don’t realize: the only industry in America, billion-dollar industry, that can’t be sued, exempt from being sued, are gun manufacturers,” Biden said during a White House speech where he announced a series of executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence.

“Imagine how different it would be, had that same exemption been available to tobacco companies, who knew and lied about the danger they were causing” deaths from cancer, Biden said.

“We should also eliminate gun manufactures from the immunity they received from the Congress,” the president said.

“If I get one thing on my list, Lord came down and said, ‘Joe, you get one of these,’ give me that one,” Biden said. “Because I tell you what, there would be a come-to-the-Lord moment these folks would have, real quickly.”

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