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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:01 AM

Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act was passed by the U.S. Senate on July 29, 2005, by a vote of 65-31. On October 20, 2005, it was passed by the House of Representatives 283 in favor and 144 opposed. It was signed into law on October 26, 2005, by President George W. Bush and became Public Law 109-92.

The purpose of the act is to prevent firearms manufacturers and dealers from being held liable for crimes committed with their products. However, both manufacturers and dealers can still be held liable for damages resulting from defective products, breach of contract, criminal misconduct, and other actions for which they are directly responsible.

A similar measure had been rejected by the Senate on March 2, 2004 after it had been combined with an extension to the assault weapons ban into a single piece of legislation.

The final bill passed only after an amendment was added that mandated safety locks on handguns and after the assault weapons ban renewal had been prevented from being added onto the bill.

The PLCAA is codified at 15 U.S.C. 7901-7903.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protection_of_Lawful_Commerce_in_Arms_Act

I don't think anything will really change after reading this.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:07 AM

1. Bizarro

 

> The purpose of the act is to prevent firearms manufacturers and dealers from being held liable for crimes committed with their products. However, both manufacturers and dealers can still be held liable for damages resulting from defective products

So if a gun you manufactured successfully mows down children, you're in the clear. But if it misfires and the slaughter is stopped, you can be sued.

What an INSANE America the repigs & the NRA have created.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:32 AM

2. It moots a lot of the garbage suits that used to be VPC/Brandy Bunch bread and butter

Lets have a straight up and down vote on meaningful legislation, not use petty suits to harass. Its a game both sides can play. For example, I would have loved to see Bloomie, the repuke 1%er, arrested on Federal conspiracy charges for his bogus gun stings. Its not going to happen though the statute of limitations on it has not expired.

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