Democrats Introduce Bill to Bankrupt Gun Industry, Remove Legal Immunity

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a hardcore anti-gunner.  (Photo: Blumenthal)

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a hardcore anti-gunner. (Photo: Blumenthal)

The gun-grabbing Democrats in Congress are at it again, this time attempting to repeal a common-sense bill that protects gun manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits.

This week, US Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the “Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act,” which would effectively repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), thus allowing shooting victims to “have their day in court” with gun manufacturers, sellers and interests groups.

“Victims of law-breaking gun makers and dealers deserve a day in court – fair rights and remedies restored by this measure,” said Sen. Blumenthal, in a press release.

“Alone among all industries, guns are protected by a near absolute wall of legal immunity that bars the courthouse doors to victims,” Blumenthal continued. “Our proposal would unlock the courthouse doors – holding gun makers and dealers accountable, and giving them a strong incentive to make safer, smarter products.”

Passed in 2005, the PLCAA simply protects the gun industry from civil liability when criminals or negligent users cause harm to themselves or others with a product. Since its passage, the PLCAA has been a primary target for anti-gunners. This new bill would strip away that protection.

“Making the gun industry immune from lawsuits effectively handed them a license to kill. Congress intentionally let gun makers and sellers off the hook for the murder and mayhem they knew would happen. And they looked the victims’ families in the eye and said ‘Tough luck. There’s nothing you can do about it’,” said Sen. Murphy.

“The gun lobby doesn’t own Congress like it used to – this legislation is essential to ending the firearms industry’s grip on Washington,” added Murphy.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what these gun-grabbers are trying to accomplish. They’re trying to bankrupt the industry, as Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, said in an email to GunsAmerica.

“No one frivolously sues a car manufacturer because a drunk driver kills someone with a car. But anti-gun groups and gun prohibitionists have sued gun manufacturers and dealers because a criminal misused their product,” said Gottlieb. “They do it try to bankrupt the industry

“Maybe we need a law to allow crime victims to sue democrats for passing laws that limit their means of self-defense,” Gottlieb quipped.

Larry Keane, senior vice president, assistant secretary and general counsel to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, was also quick to point out the underlying agenda of this legislation.

“The PLCAA only bars frivolous lawsuits that seek to blame gun manufacturers and dealers for the criminal misuse of lawfully sold, non-defective products,” explained Keane in an email to GunsAmerica. “The PLCAA exists because the Brady Center, greedy trial lawyers and big city mayors got together in the late 1990’s to circumvent Congress and impose gun control regulation through litigation through settlements or bankrupt the industry with massive judgment.”

“They are lying about the PLCAA to advance the anti-Second Amendment agenda,” Keane continued. “They want to repeal the PLCAA so they can launch a new wave of frivolous lawsuits with the same objective. The gun control zealots badly underestimated the resolve of our industry then – and now – to stand and fight for truth and justice.”

While it’s unlikely this new bill will clear a GOP-dominated Congress, it’s important to note that all three Democratic candidates for president have expressed an interest in repealing or modifying the PLCAA, that includes Bernie Sanders, who initially supported the PLCAA.

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  • gary November 4, 2016, 10:15 am

    Everyone knows that you can’t have a revolution if you can’t fight back to defend your rights. They want you defenseless, like the sheeple they want to rule!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrew N. January 30, 2016, 12:16 am

    Great Idea! Let’s open THAT door across all retail businesses. WE can sue both auto and alcohol manufacturers for drunk driving fatalities AND tickets, ( if I couldn’t get alcohol or a car I wouldn’t have been drunk driving! ) McDonald’s, BK, KFC, Carl’s Jr., Baskin-Robbins and all other unhealthy food outlets for diabetes, heart issues, and obesity, and let’s not forget the tobacco manufacturer’s for any and all, types of cancers and other issues they cause. Let’s continue to blame EVERYONE ELSE for our poor life’s choices instead of taking responsibilities for our own actions. This way we can eliminate the need for the Republican Party, all be Democrats, and let the Gov’t make ALL our choices. Great Plan! Vote Hillary in 2016! (Unless of course, she goes to jail like she should, or you have half a brain or more and some pride, then you can dismiss this plan as Liberal tripe, like I have)

    • Richard W. January 30, 2016, 3:00 pm

      Amen! The whole truth in a nutshell.

    • George W. February 1, 2016, 7:19 am

      I couldn’t have said it better myself!

  • Miles January 29, 2016, 10:46 pm

    Thats fine as long as when innocent people can sue when theyre attacked in gun free zones or budwiser for dui injurues and death or chevy when a person with a suspended license drives drunk and kills someone as long as the rules are applied to everyone equally

  • Onthe Wall January 29, 2016, 6:59 pm

    Tell me something why is it that all these dumb dem law makers NEVER SUGGEST DOUBLING OR TRIPLING the punishment for ACTUAL CRIMINALS.

  • Sad in Connecticut January 29, 2016, 6:31 pm

    Just look at what then Attorney General Blumenthal did to help his former law firm when he committed Connecticut to the lawsuits against Big Tobacco. New article from the CT Post

    One of Blumenthal’s biggest wins involved the 1998, $246 billion national settlement with tobacco companies accused of deceiving the public about the dangers of smoking. It also marked a sharp departure from his office’s traditional role of defending state agencies and offering legal advice to government.
    Blumenthal did not initiate the tobacco lawsuit, but he did join early, arguing the state should be reimbursed for Medicaid expenses related to smoking. Big tobacco, in a stunning admission, settled a few years later, giving the 46 states involved 25 years of reimbursement payments. Connecticut’s share is estimated at about $3.6 billion.
    When faced with the need to hire outside law firms for the complex lawsuit, Blumenthal picked his former law firm, Silver, Golub & Teitell of Stamford, and a second firm, Emmett & Glander of Stamford, which is connected to his former firm by marriage.

    The law firms were paid from a separate fund established by the tobacco companies. Although the amount is secret under settlement terms, it’s believed the Connecticut lawyers shared as much as $60 million.
    http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Blumenthal-The-A-in-AG-is-for-Activist-617917.php

    And Dick Blumenthal Attorney General has already shown his true colors on suits of tis type. Attorney General he submitted an amicus curiae “friend of the court brief” in Ganim v Smith & Wesson (2001) supporting suits against firearms manufacturers when the City of Bridgeport sued Smith & Wesson to hold them liable for failure to adopt self locking devices on handguns when “firearm injuries and deaths that occur in Bridgeport when children and other unauthorized and unintended users gain access to guns.” That suit alleged “defendants have for years knowingly sold guns in a manner that foreseeably leads to the guns flowing into an illegal market that, in turn, supplies guns to criminals and other unauthorized users.”

    This has nothing to do with Sandy Hook. It has been Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy’s agenda all along.

    • hey January 31, 2016, 1:47 pm

      I am sorry to tell you Connecticut, children are the parents responsibility. Afterall, adults, older children, common pets, forces of nature, and machinary, tools, society and their own emotions over logic can easily overpower a child at any given moment. Unlike the tobacco industry, the gun industry did not put up false advertising telling society guns are safe, instead you have gun companies like Remington establishing the 10 gun safety commandments. Maybe you should read them, and you would have an understanding of what commonsense gun safety is. Please do not use the toy guns industry and video game industry as a model for teaching kids unsafe practices. Again children are the parents responsibility. Male children practice the art of combat long before Jesus time, it is merely a primal instinct served as a counted balance of man’s nature to dominate the other man (slave labor) a shrinking middle class and higher taxes are associated.
      If you are so worried about guns flowing into an illegal market than the BATF needs to be completely overhauled with several members being prosecuted and imprisoned, just when considering Operation Fast and Furious alone.
      What about all of these criminals that are repeatedly allowed to be back is in society, not only to commit more crime but to influence the next generation of tax sucking scum that averages $33,000 per year incarnation. But hey who sues the government for allowing the scum to prey on and influence the innocent for the sake of wasteful government capitalization?? No wonder American’s incarceration rate is 6 times higher per GOP than the second worst country in world which is England. What about the FDA, pharmaceutical drug companies, and the license drug dealers who allow/give phychiatric drugs that are known to cause violent outburst to the mentally ill that have adverse reactions to over time, that are also linked to the mass shootings?? Where is the commonsense? The lobbied government is not going to be held accountable for not intentally destroying American lives/prosperity

  • Mike January 29, 2016, 12:29 pm

    Too many people want to blame someone or some organization rather than take responsibility for their actions. Too many people in our country have a limited vocabulary and very limited ability to think, too many people don’t have or even know what COMMON SENSE IS. Too may people don’t want to be held responsible for their actions in every aspect of their life but they want to blame others for causing them to make the stupid decisions that they themselves made. Like having more babies and demanding more welfare, like buying, selling & getting hooked on drugs/alcohol and demanding the taxpayer pay for their rehab, TOO MANY PEOPLE WITH COLLEGE DEGREES THAT CAN’T THINK FOR THEMSELVES OR MAKE LOGICAL DECISIONS, AND THEY WANT EVERYTHING TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT, AND THEIR VOCABULARY CONSISTS OF WORDS AND FRASES SUCH AS , GIVE IT TO ME FOR FREE, I’LL SUE YOU, I WANT MORE WELFARE, ENTITLEMTENT, YOU’RE NOT BEING POLITICALLY CORRECT TOWARDS ME. GIIVE ME A FREE LAWYER SO THAT I CAN SUE YOU, I HAD A BAD CHILDHOOD AND I’M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT I’VE DONE, YOU OWE ME BECAUSE 200 YEARS AGO YOU HAD A RELATIVE THAT OWNED A SLAVE. Guns and related topics are just part of the smoke and mirror game that too many people use to defend their irresponsible actions in our America.

  • hey January 29, 2016, 12:14 pm

    If these type of lawsuits occurred in the automobile industry we would not be driving automobiles, maybe go karts if that. What about all of these criminals that are repeatedly allowed to be back is in society, not only to commit more crime but to influence the next generation of tax sucking scum that averages $33,000 per year incarnation. But hey who sues the government for allowing the scum to prey on and influence the innocent for the sake of wasteful government capitalization?? No wonder American’s incarceration rate is 6 times per GOP than the second worst country in world which is England. What about the FDA, pharmaceutical drug companies, and the license drug dealers who allow/give phychiatric drugs that are known to cause violent outburst to the mentally ill that have adverse reactions to over time, that are also linked to the mass shootings?? Where is the commonsense? The lobbied government is not going to be held accountable for not protecting American lives/prosperity and therefor this is the reason the 2nd amendment was established which is to overthrow a tranny in government because the voting process is not working.

  • alex January 29, 2016, 11:59 am

    there seems to be a large part of the anti-gun movement in office are jewish,this is no poke at the jewish faith but you would think that the jewish people would be the strongest backers of the 2nd amendment,specially after what happened in nazi germany.

    • Marilyn Z January 29, 2016, 3:03 pm

      This is something I keep wondering about. Why would the Jews, of all people, push for an unarmed, unprotected populace? The Jews are, by and large, a very intelligent people. A people who keep themselves heavily armed in Israel because they are surrounded by the enemy. We are surrounded by the enemy, too, yet only fools think removing guns from the hands of honest, law-abiding citizens will solve the problem. Our guns have never harmed a human in any way so why would anyone feel safer if we gave them up? It only makes sense to liberals, I guess. My hope is that the new brain pill they are developing will be used on the left so they will at least then have an average intelligence.

  • AJ January 29, 2016, 11:58 am

    No one is suggesting putting gun manufacturers of sellers out of business and no one is coming for “our” guns. In order to legally operate a vehicle that could “run Mom over”, you’d have to get a license after showing some sort of competency and responsibility to have that privaledge (vision, laws and consequences, insurance). Instead, with guns, that by design are intended to be dangerous (cars are not marketed by how stealthy of efficiently they can “neutralize threats”) are somehow sold, sometimes in large amounts to the same individuals, with no more than a background check, if even that.
    Tell me why a young business man walks into Sportsman’s Warehouse and immediately orders three Glock 23s in 9 mm? He’s got a party to go to and needs party favors? Maybe he owns a shooting range and needs loaners for visitors and price is no object and doesn’t wants to bother with a less expensive website order? Or, maybe this guy knows he’s going to charge the three felons that need a handgun two times that amount after he scraped the serial numbers off of them.
    Lawful gun owners and enthusiasts have to see that these legal means to an illegal end is the responsibility of the shop owner and could be, if conspicuous enough, the responsibility of the manufacturers.
    Try walking into Chevy tomorrow and ask to buy three new, identical trucks, and see if they don’t ask you what you need those for.

    • Duane Bock January 29, 2016, 4:55 pm

      One question! How out of touch in reality are you? I worked in the Auto Industry for 35 years and not once did I request why someone would purchase six Corvettes. It was none of my or my dealers business why he was buying six Corvettes. The manufacturer would certainly not question why he would purchase six Corvettes. If a felon owns a car and commits a crime through the use of the car which results in a death, the auto contributed in the commission of the crime, thus becoming part of the mechanism through association supplied by the manufacturer. So why not sue the manufacturer? That seems to be the philosophy of your reasoning. You do know that the bill the senators are trying to introduce is just the tip of the iceberg leading to future additional gun controls, essentially making the 2nd Amendment a virtually impotent amendment. It is people like you that probably have access to bodyguards or other security. However, God forbid that you require Police assistance and have to wait while being assaulted and possibly beaten to death with a baseball bat, shot with a gun, or stabbed with a knife and thinking, if I only had a gun to protect myself, I might not be in this situation. Take the guns out of the hands of the criminals. Less than 1% of gun deaths occur outside of the criminal element. Gun deaths have gone down per capita for the last 30 years or so. So in essence, guns are now safer in the hands of responsible gun owners than in the past history of the United States.

    • Richard W. January 30, 2016, 3:05 pm

      I think AJ needs one of those ‘brain pills’ that Marilyn was talking about.

    • dennis March 11, 2016, 3:20 pm

      Please read the second amendment everyone. The purpose of that amendment was to protect our citizen rights to own
      firearms to protect US FROM TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENTS. The epitome of tyrannical government is to take away the citizens rights (like all the bill of rights) so that the WE THE PEOPLE CAN BE MADE SLAVES TO THE ELITES who think they know how to run our lives for their benefit. The framers of the constitution knew very well what elite would be kings
      would try to do. We don’t need Nanny Tyrants.

  • LAH053 January 29, 2016, 11:54 am

    It sure looks like Mr. Richard Blumenthal and friends are cut from the same cloth as Sidney Blumenthal, (You know Hillery’s best friend) I wonder how much they will gets in kick backs from lawyers who would sue the gun industry . Probably the same as the rest of the democrats after all when you eliminate private gun ownership you can “govern” (dictate) to the public and his highness King Obama can issue all the edicts (presidential decrees) he wants.

  • Eric Stevenson January 29, 2016, 11:22 am

    This is so funny (“Alone among all industries, guns are protected by a near absolute wall of legal immunity that bars the courthouse doors to victims,” Blumenthal continued. “Our proposal would unlock the courthouse doors – holding gun makers and dealers accountable, and giving them a strong incentive to make safer, smarter products.”) I liked this but here’s an idea, why don’t we make safer and smarter people. We waste BILLIONS of dollars on anti-gun legislation every year and we should be trying to put that money back into education. They have realized that we have reached a point that our poor communities are so un-educated that you can tell them anything and they believe it and guess who shows up at the polls? This guy is saying the manufacturers need to make smarter and safer products because people are to stupid to use them the right way. This is the beginning of the give us control so we can protect you from yourself government that the second amendment is there to protect us from. We need safer cars and we need to be able to sue the auto industry when someone dies from a car accident that wasn’t their fault. (Mom got run over crossing the street so I’m going to sue Chevy because I want my day in court)

  • Robin January 29, 2016, 11:16 am

    Here we go again. The courts will go wild !! With judges like the one that let the teenager off on probation for killing 4 people while driving drunk because he was raised with too much money or the nitwit judge that aloud the lady to sue McDonalds for the coffee that burned her while she was driving with the coffee between her legs. We don’t need a law that will alow any ass that gets shot to sue a Gun maker or Gun shop because the shooter was a mental midgit . Everyone must remember that Guns don’t kill people kill ! ! !

  • igotguns January 29, 2016, 11:07 am

    So does this mean that if this law passes soon after other Industries will also fall victim to the same types of laws? Like, If I get drunk and crash I can sue the car maker, the place or person I bought it from, the company that made the booze I drank to get drunk, the bar restaurant or store I bought it at and the town and state that the road was in that I crashed on? because the way I see it, if I get drunk and get to sue all those people, Ill go get loaded right now and jump in the truck and crash it into a bridge.. heck even if I lose my drivers License i’ll be loaded and can afford to hire a limo and driver! lol

  • igotguns January 29, 2016, 10:51 am

    First off I am always embarrassed to tell any other gun enthusiast or Gun Rights Advocate in America that I am from the Unconstitutional state of CT. So let me say that I am so sorry for all the BS that started mostly in My state by a Crazy kid who flipped his wig and went on a shooting spree and his equally as guilty and stupid mother for letting him have such easy access to her guns. Also, I am so sorry that My States Super Liberal, Constitution and Freedom hating sissy democrat senators, Chris “Mommas Boy” Murphy and Richard “Dick” (AKA “Needs-to-come-out-of-the-closet”) Blumenthal. Also Chris Murphy is also one of those D-bags who thinks now is the time to raise the gas tax to repair the roads… now that oil prices are down and they blew the money they had for the roads on other crap… Probably giving it away or using it for Male escorts! If it weren’t for these people we wouldn’t be facing as much of this BS as we are now. All in the name of Political career advancement! I still say I want to fight either one of these two or Both at the same time, On Pay Per View and donate the proceeds to fight for our freedoms! lol Hey they may kick my butt but Ill do it for the cause…lol

    • kariudo January 29, 2016, 11:23 am

      As a fellow resident of CT, I can’t agree more. Newtown is my hometown even… it used to be rural and nice. I used to shoot in my backyard as a kid. Now, my state and hometown are an embarrassment of soccer moms who have no grasp of reality and think that slippers and yoga pants are clothing. But I digress, Newtown for those who are unaware is also the home of the NSSF, proof that people here weren’t always retarded. Many major firearms manufacturers came form here, several are still here. Do they get any respect for the freedom this country enjoys? No… these fruitcups, pandering for their own advancement, don’t care about anyone but themselves. I hate what my state and my hometown have become, but I like my job… so unfortunately I can’t really leave. But you can be damn sure I’ll be at every CCDL rally I can be, and will continue to annoy the scum bag politicians trying to destroy our rights and screw honest manufacturers. Also, I would like to say there are a few politicians here in CT that fight a good fight to protect the remaining rights we do have, everywhere from a local to state level.

  • VAmtnMan January 29, 2016, 10:06 am

    Mr. gun maker, did the hammer drop when the trigger was pulled?
    Yes
    Did the hammer then strike the primer causing it to ignite the powder?
    Yes
    Did the burning powder then produce expanding gases thereby forcing the projectile out of the barrel?
    Yes
    Did that projectile hit what was directly in front of it?
    Yes
    Can we conclude then that the firearm performed exactly as designed?
    Absolutely?
    Were all current laws complied with as your product went from your factory to the distributer, to the dealer, to the end user?
    Yes?
    I have no further questions your honor?

  • Griffendad January 29, 2016, 9:37 am

    Didn’t we go through this with big Tobacco just a while back?
    I believe Obama still smokes. Now there’s a lobby to rival the NRA. Smoking will never be outlawed in VA, but they just screwed with Concealed Carry didn’t they.

    Wag the Dog

    • obamaisntking January 29, 2016, 10:56 am

      What was that movie a bunch of years back, “Thank you for Smoking”?? About a guy who worked for big tobacco as a lobbyist… every day he’d meet with the Gun Lobby guy and the girl who lobbied for the Booze industry and eat breakfast or lunch and discuss their strategies… lol it was pretty good if I remember correctly

    • gary November 4, 2016, 10:13 am

      Yes, but to do it right they need to go after the automobile industry, they kill much more people every year first from driver error, and then second from manufacture error

  • Larry January 29, 2016, 9:33 am

    We all need to take the pledge to immediately stop voting for ANYONE in ANY position with a “D” behind their name. Granted, some Rinos are not much better but, think back, how many “R”s do you remember introducing crazy anti American, anti Second Amendment, anti Constitutional bills? People, stop voting Democrat before they completely bury our country in the ash heap of history!

    • obamaisnotking January 29, 2016, 11:01 am

      true but sadly there are those amongst us who feel that their freedom to protect themselves is not as important as “Making the wealthy pay more in taxes than they are now” or “Not forcing poor people to die in the streets” or, Taking in everyone and anyone who comes here seeking asylum when they know darn well they are just expecting a free ride!” lol I cant believe there are those who love it here who will also sell off our freedoms one by one because they refuse to believe the government does NOT have our best interest in mind. They just refuse to even question them or even think about it. I guess they think if they believe hard enough, their fantasy world will become reality. Boy are they all in for a surprise.

  • kirk January 29, 2016, 9:20 am

    As the lawyer said to the plaintiff, “So you’re the one that planted the rye that was used to make the liquor that got my client drunk and caused him to drive off the road!”

  • gunflint January 29, 2016, 8:31 am

    The Democrats of today are not the same Democrats of our parents. They have become infested with Socialist/Marxists /& Rich Power hungry Psychopaths. Like a bug infested tree this is how they should be dealt with.

  • Chad January 29, 2016, 8:12 am

    Wow a bunch of garbage. Any “law-breaking gun manufacturers or dealers” are already subjected to a number of laws, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, if someone has broken the law, he/she is NOT granted immunity under any existing law, UNLESS he/she brokered a deal with whoever was prosecuting the case under an “Alford Plea”, in which the accused doesn’t admit guilt or pleads non-guilt BUT ADMITS there is enough evidence to convict him/her of the offense(s) he/she is accused of committing. And the victims CERTAINLY can object to an Alford Plea and the JUDGE can also deny it. This is just an attempt to open up the flood gates to everyone who wants to destroy the gun industry in the USA. Can you imagine pedestrians or innocent victims of car accidents suing the automotive industry every time there is an accident or fatality with an automobile? and someone suing the manufacturers, dealers, etc. of LIQUOR whenever someone drives drunk and injures or kills someone? Or suing an aircraft manufacturer every time there is an accident or near accident on an airplane, regardless of whether there were any fatalities or not? These people are just simply FASCISTS who failing to find support among the People of the United States are looking to SHYSTERS to help them destroy the gun industry- without even realizing if they do that WHO the HELL will provide the military, law enforcement, etc. with firearms? And if they do survive, can you imagine the cost per firearm due to the cornucopia of lawsuits? Taxpayers would be BLED DRY in taxes just to furnish police, sheriffs departments and the military with firearms.

  • Capt. BTF January 29, 2016, 7:51 am

    I see time after time a Judge lets criminals with a rap sheet walk back out on the street. They are soon involved in another act of crime with a gun obtained “ILLEGALLY”. I say in this case, The victim should be able to SUE THE JUDGE. This is not the gun manufacture fault, it’s the JUDGE.

  • GUNBRO1969 January 29, 2016, 7:39 am

    As a resident of the state of Connecticut I feel ashamed to have the worst senators representing me and I apologize to my 2A brothers around the country. When the Sandyhook tragedy happened, these suck ups rushed over there to immerse themselves with grieving families who just had their 7 year old children killed at school. After experiencing that profound grief, how can they be trusted to make rational decisions regarding firearm ownership by taxpaying, law-abiding citizens? I could at least respect them more if these assholes lead by example and disarmed their security details – but they’re not men enough.

  • Ed Sunderland January 29, 2016, 6:42 am

    “These low life scum are still actually using Sandy Hook for this!

    Watch this! https://youtu.be/xaHtxlSDgbk

  • Chief January 29, 2016, 5:48 am

    Foolish ,Foolish ,Foolish people !

  • Steve Holsten January 29, 2016, 5:20 am

    That cocksucker needs a good ole Jap slappin’

    • Larry January 29, 2016, 9:36 am

      A few bitch slaps up alongside the head would be a nice start. But, ultimately the best recourse would be to defeat this prick in the next election, sending him back to obscurity.

  • Jim Wiker January 29, 2016, 4:58 am

    Then we should hold all the Democrats responsible for the country’s debt, past and present, which should include selling off all their assets and using the money to pay down the debt.

    • Art January 29, 2016, 9:59 am

      I like your idea. That is exactly what we should do.

    • gary November 4, 2016, 10:11 am

      I second that motion

  • 50 bmg API January 29, 2016, 4:58 am

    I see a pattern here…

    Most gun-grabbing idiots are the Talmudic scum persuasion variety, why is that??

    Ahh yes, following orders from their Talmudic NWO leaders, my bad! LOL

  • NWGunslinger January 28, 2016, 1:41 pm

    The GOP should just amend the bill to make the provisions apply to all companies and all products produced. Car manufacturers and car dealers should be sued when someone gets killed in a car accident or by a drunk driver. Ditto for all motorcycle companies. Companies that manufacture knives and axes should be sued if someone gets killed with one of their products. Same for baseball bats (it would surprise you how many people get killed by baseball bats!)

    See how many Democrats would support the legislation if it applied to all companies.

  • EPoch270 January 28, 2016, 9:41 am

    There is also the underlying fact that most congressmen and senators are lawyers by trade. I’m betting heavily that firms they are affiliated with are the ones filing these suits (if made possible after repealing plcaa) and these “public servants” will end up with a fair portion of the money.

  • Tom Horn January 28, 2016, 1:03 am

    Next thing ya know, we’ll be suing hammer manufacturers when we smash our thumbs, and knife makers when we slice our fingers. Where does end? Idiots

    Guess they’ll be making “smart” hammers soon.

    • dennis January 29, 2016, 3:46 am

      we keep trying to tell all these people that obama, clinton, and all the rest are trying to back door the 2nd amendment, you would have to be retarded not to see through this.

    • dennis January 29, 2016, 3:46 am

      we keep trying to tell all these people that obama, clinton, and all the rest are trying to back door the 2nd amendment, you would have to be retarded not to see through this.

    • Charles January 30, 2016, 3:59 pm

      Some states have a “strict liability” law. You CAN sue the manufacturer. Trial lawyers are happy.

  • Matt January 27, 2016, 9:04 pm

    From what I’ve seen at govtrack this bill was introduced in the 113th congressional session and was shot down pretty fast.

  • Alkemyst January 27, 2016, 5:09 pm

    I’ve said this before, I’ll say it again, and I’ll KEEP saying it. If you repeal PLCAA, that means victims of drunk driving accidents get to sue auto manufacturers and distillers. Sorry, folks, but if some moron broke into your house and killed your husband, you do NOT get to sue Ruger or Smith and Wesson or Glock or whoever. If you can’t sue the police, you DAMN sure don’t get to sue the manufacturer of a firearm for no other reason than that firearm was used in the commission of a crime. Rant over…..for now…

  • taxx73 January 27, 2016, 3:43 pm

    I no longer wonder why there are so many crazy people in America. These idiotic libtards are enough to drive anybody crazy. Can anyone explain to me how suing a gun maker and or dealer is going to stop crime and still allow the average American the right of self defense? How about laying the blame where it needs to go on the criminals head. I think I’ll quit my job and go on a crime spree. Then the libtards will fight for me. DUMB SCHMUCKS! LEAVE OUR RIGHTS ALONE!!!!!!!!!

    • Larry January 29, 2016, 9:43 am

      It’s NOT going to stop crime. They don’t care about that. Their intention is to disarm the populace. It’s much easier to take total control over a populace when they have no armament in which to use to fight back. Read about Hitler, Stalin, Mao & every other dictator that existed since the invent of firearms. The first thing they did was take away all the civilian guns.
      Let’s all be wise enough to not allow the modern day Hitlers of our country disarm us.

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