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Sun Nov 29, 2015, 12:04 PM

103. You didn't read the Slate article, did you? You'd otherwise know that because of the PLCAA

gun manufacturers CAN NO LONGER be held liable even if they manufactured a gun that could and has been used in massacres - the Bull's Eye Shooter Supply lawsuit being a prime example, even the reason, why the PLCAA was the NRA's #1 piece of legislation to pass.

In the Bull's Eye Shooter Supply lawsuit, families of victims of the DC Shooter won because of Bull's Eye's negligence in "losing" 238 guns during the previous three-year period - including the Bushmaster that was used by the DC Sniper. The families won a $2.5 million dollar lawsuit.

A year later, the PLCAA was passed, and Sanders voted for it.

[font color="red"]Hillary Clinton voted against it[/font].

Had the PLCAA been in effect before filing the lawsuit, they wouldn't even be able to bring it to court.

PLCAA deals with tort law—not a topic of great interest for most Americans—it didn’t stir much outrage when first passed. But the act’s primary purpose is as simple as it is cold-blooded. Every state imposes liability on manufacturers who are negligent in their production and sale of products. If I crash my Prius because its accelerator malfunctions, I can sue Toyota for negligently manufacturing a faulty pedal. If my child dismembers himself with a blender at Sears, I can sue Sears for negligently leaving that blender within a child’s reach. If I get stabbed by a teenager with a switchblade, I might be able to sue the pawn shop owner who illegally sold a knife to a minor.

Before the PLCAA, most states imposed some form of tort liability on gun makers and sellers. If a gun manufacturer made an assault rifle that could slaughter dozens of people in a few seconds, for instance, one of its victims might sue the company for negligently making a gun that could foreseeably be used for mass murder. If a gun seller sold a gun to a customer without performing any kind of background check—and then the buyer opened fire on the subway—his victims might sue that seller for negligently providing a gun to a mentally unstable person. The standards in each state differed, but the bottom line remained the same: Victims of gun violence and their families could recover financially from the people and companies who negligently enabled gun violence.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2015/05/bernie_sanders_on_guns_vermont_independent_voted_against_gun_control_for.html


The PLCAA is for the gun industry what "Stand Your Ground" was for Zimmerman - a get out of lawsuits free-card.

Why are you defending this horrible law by trying to excuse it? Is it because Bernie voted for it and Hillary voted against it, making her the better and truer Democrat?

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