ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general could sue gun manufacturers under certain scenarios under a bill that passed the state Senate and Assembly on Tuesday as lawmakers continued wrapping up this year’s legislative session. Gun manufacturers could, for instance, face a lawsuit for harming the public by failing to take steps to prevent firearms from being sold unlawfully in New York. A gun manufacturer wouldn’t have to purposely harm the public to be held liable, under the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian Benjamin, a Democrat.
Photo: This photo, provided by the New York City Police Department, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, shows eight guns recovered on a packed party bus, near the waterfront in the Brooklyn borough of New York, early Friday. Police arrested more than a dozen people after they were alerted to social media posts showing some passengers aboard posing with firearms, police said. (New York City Police Department via AP)