The Biden Administration’s Assault on Firearms Industry Continues

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Joe Biden mentioned a number of the anti-gun goals he has set during his recent address to Congress.  IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Joe Biden mentioned a number of the anti-gun goals he has set during his recent address to Congress, but for some reason, he did not mention his support for bankrupting the firearms industry through endless, meritless lawsuits. This is an odd oversight, considering he mentioned that, if he could be granted only one anti-gun accomplishment by God, this is what he would ask for. The comment was made during the Rose Garden ceremony earlier this month that was specifically designated for launching myriad anti-gun proposals, so it must be important to him, even if it was not brought up.

Not to drive a recurring Biden joke into the ground, but perhaps he just forgot.

Or maybe he just wanted to limit the amount of criticism he would get for his clear lack of understanding about guns and the Second Amendment. Even many members of the usually Biden-compliant legacy media that support many of his anti-gun goals have had to point out his obvious deception and lies when it comes to guns.

The fact is, though, Biden still wants to give anti-gun extremists the tools they need to economically eviscerate lawful gun manufacturers and retailers.

We are talking, of course, about Biden’s desire to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). The law was enacted in 2005, with broad bipartisan support, to protect the firearms industry from frivolous and politically motivated lawsuits. To be fair to Biden, he voted against it back then while a US Senator, so his animosity towards this lawful industry is nothing new.

For those unfamiliar with the issue, in the mid-1990s, gun control advocates, big-city politicians, and trial attorneys teamed up in an attempt to use the courts to bilk the gun industry for millions and force them to agree to gun control measures that gun control supporters were unable to enact in Congress. The suits sought to hold members of the industry liable for the criminal behavior of those who misused their products.

These suits, though they were of little merit, posed a grave threat to the industry – and in turn, America’s gun owners. In 1998, the executive director of the anti-gun U.S. Conference of Mayors was quoted by the New York Times as stating, “[t]he lawyers are seeing green on this issue… they think they can bring the gun industry to its knees.” One of those attorneys “seeing green,” John Coale, was quoted in a 2000 Washington Post article remarking, “[t]he legal fees alone are enough to bankrupt the industry.”

The PLCAA merely prohibits lawsuits against the gun industry for the criminal misuse of their products by a third party. Suits against the industry for knowingly unlawful sales, negligent entrustment, and those predicated on traditional products liability grounds are still permitted.

But just because the president didn’t mention repealing the PLCAA doesn’t mean it is no longer part of the anti-Second Amendment agenda. In fact, two weeks after Biden’s Rose Garden photo-op, anti-gun US Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced H.R. 2814, which calls for a repeal of the PLCAA.

Schiff takes the attack on the firearms industry even further with his legislation, seeking to allow the use of “gun trace information in civil proceedings.” The problem with this is, as Schiff knows, such trace information is relatively useless for legitimate civil actions, and would be used merely for inflammatory and political purposes.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has long cautioned on its tracing reports that “(n)ot all firearms used in crimes are traced and not all firearms traced are used in crime….The firearms selected [for tracing] don’t constitute a random sample and should not be considered representative of the larger universe of all firearms used by criminals.”

H.R. 2814 only has 33 cosponsors at this time, so perhaps this obvious assault on an entire lawful industry is too much for a narrowly divided House. But considering the rabid anti-gun views of the Majority Leadership, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) tendency to run her chamber with an iron fist, we would not be surprised to see enough arms twisted for this bill to pass the House.

Rest assured, we will keep you informed of any significant developments with H.R 2814.


About NRA-ILA:

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Laddyboy
Laddyboy
1 month ago

Time for Americans to PROCLAIM the Second Amendment IS OUR acknowledged RIGHT which the Constitution UPHOLDS. ALL of the OVER 25,000 INFRINGEMENT, ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL “so-called laws” be STRICKEN from every law book across America!

swmft
swmft
1 month ago

why is anyone supplying anything to government or police , let them start over and design something and get army people to run the machines and not violate any existing patents Winchester should shutter lake city and make it unusable sorry Remington no more m1garands no guns for the people who would attack we the people

Luv2shoot
Luv2shoot
1 month ago

Perhaps citizens should sue the states and cities for the danger and harm they are put in when these governments refuse to prosecute criminals and/or release them back into society to prey on the innocent. “If it saves 1 life” as the anti-gunners are fond of saying. Let’s bankrupt them. And the anti-gun crowd.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago
Reply to  Luv2shoot

The Mom who’s son was killed by antifa in seattle at the CHOP ZONE is doing that at this very moment.

Last edited 1 month ago by musicman44mag
musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago

I think the title of this article is understated. It needs to be (Obidens Administrations Assault on Freedom Continues).

UncAl
UncAl
1 month ago

Therapeutic Aids: Made small printouts of “JoeyXI’s” face and stick them to my dog’s behind before he does his duty; Joe’s always face down under a pile of shit! Wonderful!!

Cruiser
Cruiser
1 month ago

Politicians are not anti gun, they are just anti “your gun.”
Hey Joe, let’s start with you, no armed bodyguards. That would work.

Autsin Miller III
Autsin Miller III
1 month ago
Reply to  Cruiser

Cruiser that is so spot on. You said it exactly.

Montana454Casull
1 month ago

Joe your communist bullshit will never fly in Montana . Nice try but our Governor and legislators are 2 steps ahead of you and you unconstitutional crap . Go back to your basement as your executive orders are not legitimate as you are not our president . Cheaters and liars are not winners just irrelevant. Stuff your executive orders clownshow Biden .

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago

Nice one.

Captain
Captain
1 month ago

You know, the first thing I do after I get up and dressed in the morning is grab a cup of coffee, the 2nd is to open my email and see what’s what. The last thing I want to see in the morning is a picture or story about the POS dementia riddled no good loser. I can’t start my day like this for the next 4 years. I won’t be opening your email until after I’ve had my mid-day crap.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
1 month ago
Reply to  Captain

Just another way of, “pushing the envelope”, Captain?

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 month ago

What they are doing is tyranny and treason. Tyranny to deprive a nation it’s RIGHTS and FREEDOMS, treason because the government is doing this to an entire nation. As bad as these are, there is more, worse. Our GOD given constitutionally protected RIGHTS and FREEDOMS are just exactly that, GOD given and thus INALIENABLE by man or governments. They simply don’t have the authority to do so. This idea is brought up in the declaration of independence. If you are not familiar with it, this is a good time to read it. Wither outright confiscation, making a firearm mute by… Read more »

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago

First off I will say I believe in God. Second I will say for the benefit of those that don’t, God has nothing to do with instinct even though he gave it to us. You don’t have to believe in God to have instinct. It is your instinct to protect yourself. All organisms have the instinct of self preservation and mentally if you don’t, there is something desperately wrong.