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Democrats propose opening gun makers to civil liability
Quote:House Democrats on Tuesday proposed legislation that would ease current law to allow people to file civil law suits against gun manufacturers and others in the industry when they act irresponsibly.

The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act, from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), would amend the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). According to Schiff, that 2005 law gives gun manufacturers, distributors and gun dealers immunity from most civil negligence and product liability actions.

Schiff said his bill is needed to allow suits to go forward when these entities are found to be negligent, or for product liability issues.

"Numerous cases around the nation have been dismissed on the basis of PLCAA even when the gun dealers acted in a fashion that would qualify as negligent if it involved any other product," Schiff said in a letter to House colleagues seeking support for his bill.

"The victims in these cases are denied the right to even discover and introduce evidence of negligence.

"My bill will reinstate the intent of PLCAA, allowing civil cases to go forward against irresponsible actors," he added.

"Letting courts hear these cases would provide justice to victims while creating incentives for responsible business practices that would reduce injuries and deaths. At the same time, my bill will provide protection for gun companies who are sued when they do not act negligently, which was the purpose of PLCAA."

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It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
So...they want to open up lawsuits to victims because some people use them in ways they shouldn't..?

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The Demonazis are coming from every possible angle. This has been planned for decades just waiting for the perfect "horrific" incident. Ed's words.
I suspect when they saw the reports of SH, Ed and friends were home stroking themselves with glee
Sick phucks.

Bitter clingers = gun owners, tea party = arch enemy of the left and most law abiding in the country.

The inmates are running the asylum
"In 4 more OMao years you won't like how America looks....I guarantee it."
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -- Thomas Jefferson
I would support this only if individuals could sue government officials who vote on crap that destroys our nation and harms its citizens and hold them civilly and criminally liable for damages.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
This is far beyond an attack on we the people and the 2a...this is an entire industry they're trying to destroy which as of now is the only stimulous in the economy. That takes some serious audasity...or mental illness.
I don't think they fully understand the negative impacts it would have on the industry, as far as what it would mean to the US as a whole.

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Even the most skeptical of us in regards to republicans know that they would never let this pass. Probably won't even let it be read out loud. I suspect they would even resort to beating the person that brought it up to death in a back hallway...
This is simply an end run to the gun control efforts. If they can't regulate our ownership they will make it financially impossible for the manufacturers to exist. In the end, it's the same result.
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" - Ronald Reagan

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money” - Alexis de Tocqueville

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