By: Mike McDaniel Progressives never cease trying to undermine the Second Amendment. One of their oldest tactics has been to sue firearm manufacturers whenever a lunatic misuses a firearm to injure or kill others. Fortunately, in 2005, Congress passed, and George W. Bush signed, the Protection of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act. The law simply affirms common product liability law that manufacturers cannot be held liable for second party misuse of their lawful products. As with all other consumer goods, if a firearm has manufacturing defects, or the manufacturer engages in criminal acts, they may still be sued. The purpose of the law is to prevent lawfare, lawsuits designed to bankrupt gun manufacturers to obtain gun bans anti-liberty forces cannot obtain through the legislative process. The Constitution, to their rage, gets in the way.
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Mike McDaniel is an Air Force veteran, a veteran of civilian police work, a classically trained singer, high school English teacher, certified firearm instructor, woodworker, fencer, author, playwright, bicyclist and blogger. His home blog is Stately McDaniel Manor.