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Design Safety Standards

Unlike every other consumer product produced in the U.S., firearms and ammunition are exempted from design safety standards, resulting in unintentional shootings24. In March, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly introduced legislation to weaken the exemption by allowing the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue rules for firearms and ammunition.

Contact your representatives to support this bill and to urge more rigorous safety standards.

24Giffords: http://lawcenter.giffords.org/gun-laws/policy-areas/child-consumer-safety/design-safety-standards/