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originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: carewemust
Where did Hillary say that the President and congress are going to disarm america?
With 33,000 Americans dying every year, Democrats believe that we must finally take sensible action to address gun violence. While responsible gun ownership is part of the fabric of many communities, too many families in America have suffered from gun violence. We can respect the rights of responsible gun owners while keeping our communities safe. To build on the success of the lifesaving Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, we will expand and strengthen background checks and close dangerous loopholes in our current laws; repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) to revoke the dangerous legal immunity protections gun makers and sellers now enjoy; and keep weapons of war—such as assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines (LCAM's)—off our streets. We will fight back against attempts to make it harder for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to revoke federal licenses from law breaking gun dealers, and ensure guns do not fall into the hands of terrorists, intimate partner abusers, other violent criminals, and those with severe mental health issues. There is insufficient research on effective gun prevention policies, which is why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must have the resources it needs to study gun violence as a public health issue.
You know that gun manufacturers can be and have been sued under the PLCAA, right? Cases which were decided by lower courts.
The want to repeal the PLCAA which opens a whole can of nasty worms where gun manufactures and gun dealers can be sued for the actions of an individual who uses their product.
(1) To prohibit causes of action against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and importers of firearms or ammunition products, and their trade associations, for the harm solely caused by the criminal or unlawful misuse of firearm products or ammunition products by others when the product functioned as designed and intended.
If an end user had not committed a crime there would have been no lawsuit. The seller was sued (under PLCAA), not for any "injury arising from manufacturing defects and such." Your words.
As I said, it prevents lawsuits arising from the criminal misuse of product by the end-user.