Sanders Voted 5 Times Against Gun Violence Bill

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    Jan 26, 2016 5:52 AM GMT
    NYT: In a conference call with reporters, Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which has endorsed Mrs. Clinton, said that in some ways, the fact that Mr. Sanders was feeling “compelled to misrepresent his record” was a positive sign that gun regulation was now a winning issue, and one in which it was “no longer politically expedient to pander” on.

    Mr. Gross went on to excoriate Mr. Sanders’s “disgraceful record” in which he five times voted against passage of the Brady Bill and instead supported “truly evil” legislation to protect gun manufacturers from litigation connected to the inappropriate sale of arms used in crimes.

    “A lot of real advocates out there find it offensive,” Mr. Gross said of Mr. Sanders calling himself a lifelong advocate.
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    Jan 26, 2016 9:19 AM GMT
    how come I can't sue General Motors if some klutz in a Chevy rear-ends me?
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    Jan 26, 2016 5:08 PM GMT
    Mr. Gross of the Brady organization is referring to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Firearms Act passed by Congress in 2005.

    The act was in response to a series of lawsuits by anti-gun cities and organizations that were designed to cripple gun manufactures and put them out of business. The costs of litigating continual lawsuits was intended as a strategy to destroy the gun industry.

    The PLCAA allows lawsuits if a dealer builds and sells a defective produce. For example Remington is facing issues regarding an alleged defective trigger on its Model 700 rifles. Likewise a gun dealer was recently charged in the sales of guns to persons that they had likely cause to believe were prohibited buyers.

    If a DWI driver runs over and kills a child, Ford isn't charged or sued despite the car being the instrument of death. Likewise, Miller Brewing isn't charged or sued. On the other hand if the individual was clearly inebriated at a bar, the business may be sued for continuing to serve him.

    If an out-of-control skier hits and kills someone on the slopes, Rossingnol shouldn't be held liable.

    Essentially Clinton and the Democrats are asking for a jihad against firearms industry. Never mind equitable treatment.
    The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) is a United States law which protects firearms manufacturers and dealers from being held liable when crimes have been 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 in much the same manner that any U.S. based manufacturer of consumer products are held responsible. They may also be held liable for negligence when they have reason to know a gun is intended for use in a crime.

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