Democrats Trot Out Legislation To Allow Gun Makers To Be Sued

Another piece of legislation that will never get voted on in the Senate, but highlights how much Democrats want to find ways to drive gun manufacturers out of business, which would disarm law abiding citizens

Shooting victims could sue gun industry under Democrats’ legislation

Congressional Democrats on Tuesday unveiled legislation that would grant victims of gun violence the right to sue members of the firearms industry, NPR reported.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) reintroduced The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act to help victims of gun violence have their day in court.

The measure aims to repeal a 2005 bill called The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which grants federal protections to firearm and ammunition manufacturers, dealers and trade groups.

PLCAA, signed into law by then-President George W. Bush, prevents the gun industry from most civil lawsuits when a firearm is used unlawfully or in a crime, NPR noted.

Schiff said that the PLCAA gives the gun industry “an unprecedented and unique immunity from liability.”

“It’s time to hold the gun industry accountable. Under state and federal law, we require every other industry, like car makers and drug companies, to act with reasonable care for public safety,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

If someone uses a knife, a hammer, a car, you name it, in an unlawful manner, you aren’t going to sue the manufacturer, right? It’s not the fault of Gerber, Stanley, or Ford.

One has to wonder, though, what this is really about. Obviously, they’d drive gun makers out of business, but, consider how much money Democrats receive from lawyers. The top industry that donates to Schiff is….lawyers. Same for Blumenthal.

Of course, this is another way to blame the inanimate object instead of the criminals enabled by weak on crime Democrat policies.

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2 Responses to “Democrats Trot Out Legislation To Allow Gun Makers To Be Sued”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    Good thing most people who want guns already have them.
    Good thing making guns is 14th century technology that an average 7th grader can figure out, using materials and tools from any Home Depot.
    Good thing in a police state, you can always just get your guns from the police. They will have more than they need.

    The interesting part is that at some point we would expect businesses to wise up and figure out that Democrats are not on their side. What was it Stalin said about capitalists selling the rope they will be hung with? In every place where this non-sense gets proposed, there should be a serious and permanent backlash. The AG of NYC wants to sue Exxon for a product that caused climate change should lead to immediate halt of all fuel products being sold to NYC departments, the mayor and the AG. Gun restrictions should lead to guns and ammo no longer available to police departments and private security in those places and recalls issued for “safety”. The manufacturers and retailers need to wise up that this “he will eat me last” policy is ultimately self defeating.

    • Kye says:

      The really scary thing is these leftist communists think they can just wipe out an entire industry because “they don’t like it”. Who the hell elected them to do that? And even scarier is they don’t feel in the least bit threatened by the Constitution. It’s almost as if the parts they don’t like don’t even exist!

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