Biden’s “Plan To End Our Gun Violence Epidemic” seeks to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act. The Act affords firearms dealers and manufacturers legal protection against lawsuits that may result from the misuse of weapons or ammunition sold to the public.
This would effectively leave dealers and sellers vulnerable to wrongful death and injury lawsuits that target the weapon, rather than the perpetrator.
Gun manufacturers could ultimately be put out of business through frivolous lawsuits
Erich Pratt of GOA (Gunowners Of America) said,
“[Biden’s plan] means that gun manufacturers could ultimately be put out of business through frivolous lawsuits,” “It’s totally irresponsible, imagine holding Ford or GM responsible for the damage caused by hit-and-run drivers. We wouldn’t tolerate that and yet that’s exactly the type of legal theory they’re trying to put on gun manufacturers.”
“The guys pushing these lawsuits, they don’t care if they win. They care if they can force these companies to hemorrhage money. They are in the business of putting gun companies out of business.” said Kevin Jamison, a Missouri self-defense lawyer and firearms trainer.
Remington Arms Company, which has been producing firearms since 1816, went bankrupt in late September 2020 after the corporation was sued by the families of the victims involved in the deadly 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting.
Bankruptcy is the desired intent
The country will be seeing “more” of these lawsuits. Remington’s bankruptcy “was the desired intent” of the legal procedure.
Jamison called the theories behind the gun litigation “absurd” and said the lawsuits have been allowed to continue even under the Commerce In Arms Act because of misguided courts.
[ A Patriot adds: And most of us know how badly and dangerously “misguided” many of our courts” are, given the great steal debacle, right? essentially WROL ]
The death of mom and pop gun shops, and others
“They’ve gotten away with it because the courts have indulged these absurd theories of law,” the gun lawyer said. “It’s a disaster. It has been very bad the last few years, yes, but it’s going to be the death of mom and pop and gun shops — individually-owned gun shops — and some of these companies.”
America’s gun industry will crumble under litigation
Pratt sees the potential for America’s gun industry as a whole to crumble under the weight of litigation that could result from Biden’s plan.
“The idea of the left would be ‘oh sure you can have a Second Amendment right, too bad you just can’t find any guns that are being produced and manufactured,’” he said.
[ A Patriot adds: Parts of their multipronged attack legislation is getting under way, right now. The Leftists in Congress and their many Allies will proceed with a vengeance you’ve never seen before in this regard. This is just the beginning. ]