1. Right to sue. Victims of gun violence shall have a right to sue in federal court, for all physical, mental, and economic damages resulting from such gun violence, any or all of the putative defendants listed in Section 2.
2. Putative defendants. The following shall be liable to all victims of gun violence, whether or not negligent or at fault, as a matter of strict liability: gun manufacturers, gun marketers, gun sellers, gun owners, whether or not such guns have been stolen or otherwise taken from their control with or without their consent, when the guns that they have manufactured, marketed, sold, or allowed out of their control have caused harm to any individual or individuals.
3. Right of self defense. The only permissible defense to liability under this Act shall be if the defendant affirmatively establishes, by clear and convincing evidence, that the use of the gun in question was necessary to protect against an immediate and direct threat to human life.
4. Exemplary damages. Upon a finding of liability and an award of compensatory damages, additional damages shall be awarded against such liable defendants in the amount of nine times compensatory damages awarded, regardless of fault.