January 21,2016—Professor Adam Winkler was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article discussing the gun control measures—repealing lawsuit immunity and requiring insurance—proposed by Hillary Clinton and L.A. County Supervisors.
"A gun dealer can be held liable for negligence," Professor Winkler said. "But it's very difficult." Removing the lawsuit immunity, he asserted, could force manufacturers to be more cautious about selling to negligent dealers. And requiring insurance could result in policy-issuers encouraging gun owners to keep their weapons secure. But, he added, "99.9% of guns are not used in criminal activity. Requiring insurance for all might be a bit of overkill."