By: Gutierrez, et al. S.C.R. No. 11
         WHEREAS, Federal law protects firearms manufacturers and
  dealers from being held liable when crimes have been committed with
  their products; and
         WHEREAS, The foundational premise of American law is that
  victims of harm may seek redress in court against wrongdoers, and,
  in every state, a business or an individual can be sued for
  negligence when their conduct lacks reasonable care that
  foreseeably results in harm to others; and
         WHEREAS, There were more than 4,000 gun-related deaths in
  Texas in 2020 and gun violence in Texas costs $16.6 billion dollars
  per year; and
         WHEREAS, More guns are purchased in Texas than in any other
  state, and Texans purchased more than 1.6 million guns in 2021,
  about one gun for every 14 adults in the state; and
         WHEREAS, Texas also leads the United States in the number of
  firearm mortalities, from 1999-2020, 4,090 Texas children died from
  gun-related injuries; and
         WHEREAS, Texas also leads the Nation in mass shootings; and
         WHEREAS, On May 24, 2022, 19 school children and two teachers
  were murdered during the attack on Robb Elementary in Uvalde Texas
  using a weapon manufactured by Daniel Defense; and
         WHEREAS, Gun manufacturers like Daniel's Defense advertise
  their product to children and young men using incendiary marketing
  that appeal to consumers based on hyper-masculinity, sexuality, and
  militarism; and
         WHEREAS, Like many other firearms companies, Daniel Defense
  also sought placement of its products in movies and video games, and
  Daniel Defense took special pride in alerting its followers to the
  appearance of one of its DDM4 V7 rifles in the new Call of Duty:
  Modern Warfare game, and this is the same weapon used by the
  attacker on Robb Elementary; and
         WHEREAS, In 2022 gun industry trade show in Las Vegas Wee1
  Tactical used cartoons to market JR-15s (Junior AR-15s) to kids and
  customers flocked to its booth, and the company was named on some
  "best of" show lists; and
         WHEREAS, Six of the nine deadliest mass shootings in the
  United States since 2018 were by people who were 21 or younger, and
  these perpetrators fit in a critical age range - roughly 15 to 25 -
  that law enforcement officials, researchers and policy experts
  consider a hazardous crossroads for young men, a period when they
  are in the throes of developmental changes and societal pressures
  that can turn them toward violence in general, and, in the rarest
  cases, mass shootings; and
         WHEREAS, Horrible gun-violence tragedies will continue as
  long as gun manufacturers and gun dealers are not held accountable
  for their irresponsible marketing and dangerous advertisements
  that, in part, lead to some of the worst gun-related tragedies that
  this State has endured since its inception; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 88th Legislature of the State of Texas,
  hereby respectfully urge the Congress of the United States to
  repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA); and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That the Texas secretary of state forward official
  copies of this resolution to the president of the United States, to
  the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of
  Representatives of the United States Congress, and to all the
  members of the Texas delegation to Congress with the request that
  this resolution be entered in the Congressional Record as a