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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:45 PM
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Dems say no lawsuit crisis for gun industry; bill shows NRA influence
NYT
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/19/politics/19cnd-gun.ht...

House Expected to Pass Gun Bill Strongly Backed by N.R.A.

By DAVID STOUT
Published: October 19, 2005

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 - The House of Representatives this afternoon postponed action for a day on a bill that would be a cherished victory for the National Rifle Association: a measure shielding gun manufacturers and dealers from liability lawsuits

The House bill, identical to one passed by the Senate on July 29, would prohibit lawsuits against gun makers and distributors for misuse of their products during the commission of a crime. The House had been scheduled to vote this afternoon, but leaders put off the vote until Thursday, apparently to concentrate on budget legislation.

Supporters of the gun bill, which will be sent to President Bush for his signature and give him and his Republican allies something to celebrate during a rough stretch for the White House, say it is needed to protect the domestic firearms industry from lawsuits that threaten its very future.

But opponents of the bill, most of whom are Democrats, have argued that there is no lawsuit-spawned crisis facing the gun industry, and that the bill's march to passage is simply another reflection of the N.R.A.'s influence.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:54 PM
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1. I'm sure it is NRA influence, but I don't think you should sue the
gun manufacturer for misuse of their product either.

WE don't sue GM when some idiot kills someone with their car, do we?

If the gun malfunctions, then the mfg. could be responsible, but not if it functions properly.

I'm pretty sure this bill will pass easily tomorrow.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:27 PM
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3. don't forget the ford broncos...
they got sued.
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ingabingabunga Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:25 PM
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2. Don't forget about the tobacco suits!
Tobacco causes high medical costs for care to people etc.

Guns cause many injuries as well as death. For as many dead people I am sure there are many more wounded people!

Wounded people that cost a pile of money to treat. are that lasts for some time and ongoing aggravated conditions, caused directly or otherwise, over the life of the wounded person.

The governments(Local and state) are seeking reimbursement for treatment costs related to firearms wounds.

Guns don't kill people! People with guns kill people! Eliminate guns and you have less dead and wounded people.
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