Key Vote Helps Defeat Democrat’s Anti Gun-Industry Amendment
Article first appeared at Ammoland.com
Ammoland – A bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives today defeated an amendment that would have singled out the gun industry for class action lawsuits.
The author of the amendment, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), erroneously argued that the underlying bill would preclude victims from filing a class action lawsuit if they sustained differing injuries as a result of the same malfunction from a defective firearm.
The legislation would have done no such thing, and the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act specifically states that manufacturers are not immune from lawsuits because of a defective product.
Simply put, this was a political exercise to further the false narrative that the firearms industry is entirely shielded from any lawsuit—an argument voiced by President Obama this week.
NSSF alerted members of the House of Representatives that because we were being singled out for adverse treatment, that we would consider this a “Key Vote” in our candidate scorecard. The amendment was handily defeated with a bipartisan majority voting in opposition.
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 www.nssf.org.