Democrat Candidates Attack Lawful Commerce in Firearms Act ~ VIDEO

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn. -( With the 2016 presidential primary election season heating up, certain candidates for that high office have taken up a politically expedient argument we have heard before.

Hillary Clinton in the first Democratic candidates' debate took the opportunity to purposefully mischaracterize America's firearms industry as being “wholly protected from any liability” under the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA).

In an op-ed posted on, National Shooting Sports Foundation's Larry Keane responds fully to that charge and explains why the industry fought for and eventually won passage of the PLCAA 10 years ago today.

This is all familiar, of course, as a reminder of how serious the firearms industry was then and remains today about protecting the lawful commerce in firearms as essential both to our system of free enterprise and to our citizens' ability to exercise their right to keep and bear arms.

We take a look back at a hard-hitting TV commercial from the five-year fight to pass the PLCAA.

About NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to

  • 3 thoughts on “Democrat Candidates Attack Lawful Commerce in Firearms Act ~ VIDEO

    1. I’ll tell you a secret if you’ll keep it to yourself – Democrats lie! If they didn’t they’d never win another election.

    2. These people look at you in terms of what your personal behavior costs the health system. That’s why they strive to control what you eat, drink, smoke, drive and even if you have a gun. That way they can divert the money saved toward ‘free stuff’ like cell phones and public housing for the ‘collective’ that perpetually keeps them in power.

      1. They don’t care what it costs health care, beyond the talking point of justifying more expense because of the “increased risk” portion. They care about these things because they want to control you. To maintain power they must have a sheeple populace. Independent thinking, personal initiative and responsibility, and a sense of self are counter productive to the utopian idealized world they would wish to create. But first they must snuff human nature, basic survival instinct, and anything beyond what is in support of “the greater good”.

        Ever since there were two life forms on this planet there has been competition for resources. It is the natural order. Just because we are capable of rational thought does not remove us from said order.

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