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New Bill Would Allow 'Gun-Free Zone' Victims to Sue Business Owners

If you are a victim of a crime in a "gun-free zone," a new bill from a Missouri lawmaker would allow you to sue the business that banned you from carrying a weapon for self-defense.

Rep.-elect Nick Schroer said his intent for this bill is similar to another he filed Thursday that would make it a hate crime to attack a police officer, firefighter or EMT because of their occupation. In both cases, the goal is deterrence.

The proposal, known as House Bill 96, which would apply when a person who is authorized to carry a firearm, is prohibited from doing so by a business and is then injured by another person or an animal.

The left has long used the court system as a weapon against the right, suing its way to establish progressive legal precedents. Most recently, progressive anti-gun advocates backed the families in a lawsuit against gun manufacturer Remington for the Sandy Hook school shooting. The suit was dismissed because gun manufacturers are explicitly protected by law from being sued if their product is used in a crime. Do we hold Toyota liable for the damage resulting from a drunk driver behind the wheel of a Prius?