Advocates to introduce legislation to stop dangerous gun marketing
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - Advocates and Connecticut’s senior senator plan to announce on Tuesday morning a new proposal to stop what they call dangerous gun marketing.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he will join advocates to introduce legislation that will direct the Federal Trade Commission to study what he calls the dangers of the gun industry’s unfair and deceptive marketing and advertising practices.
“The Responsible Firearms Marketing Act would require the Commission to study the actions of gun manufacturers, importers, and dealers, including those which might target individuals younger than 18 years of age, encourage illegal use of a firearm, or relate to the sale of semiautomatic assault weapons,” Blumenthal’s office described in a news release.
Blumenthal said firearms manufacturers would be subject to punitive fines and payment of consumer damages for each violation of rules under the bill.
At Tuesday’s news conference, Leonard Jahad of the CT Violence Intervention Program will speak alongside Blumenthal and Dr. Pina Violano of the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity, and Opportunity.
It will be held at noon in the New Haven Botanical Garden of Healing.
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