Biden and Harris Want to Bankrupt Gunmakers By Repealing the PLCAA

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

From the NSSF:

NSSF, the trade association for the firearm industry, is focusing on former Vice President Joe Biden’s radical antigun campaign promise to repeal the industry-essential Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). The bipartisan law prevents activist lawyers and politicians from attacking the firearm industry with frivolous lawsuits that are designed to bankrupt manufacturers for the heinous crimes committed by individuals.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) have sworn to eliminate the law that was passed with strong bipartisan support in Congress in 2005.

“Joe Biden and Senator Harris have promised to repeal this law for one single reason. They want to unleash a wave of baseless lawsuits filed by agenda-driven antigun groups and plaintiffs to tie up firearm manufacturers in legal proceedings and bankrupt them through court costs, judgments and penalties,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “The Biden campaign refuses to blame criminals that commit crimes and instead purposefully misleads the public into believing a responsible industry is at fault in order to achieve their gun control agenda. The Biden-Harris plan would allow harassing lawsuits that would be similar to suing Ford for a death caused by a drunk driver.”

Biden has repeated the false claim that firearm manufacturers cannot be sued. It is the same campaign tactic employed by Hillary Clinton in 2016, which Politifact labeled “false” four years ago. It is still just as false today.

The PLCAA does not totally exempt firearm manufacturers from all liability. Just like other industries, including auto makers, pharmaceutical companies and others, firearm manufacturers can be held liable for defective products, breach of warranty, criminal misconduct and other behaviors for which they are directly responsible. This is no different from a car company being held liable for defective air bags, but not when a drunk driver kills a pedestrian. Biden knows this but still continues to make his deceptive claims.

Biden’s plan to roll back PLCAA is in keeping with his admonition during the Democratic primary when he said, “Our enemy is the gun manufacturers.” Biden attacks the industry that produces firearms for the U.S. military, federal, state and local police agencies. It’s the same industry that more than 15.4 million people turned to in order to obtain firearms this year to protect themselves and their family.

Nearly 6.2 million have done so for the first time in 2020. Under a Biden administration, the industry that provides the means for tens of millions of law-abiding Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves and their loved ones would be at risk.

 

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  1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    we know.

    1. avatar Montana Actual says:

      That’s how it REALLY starts. Seizure of assets or “asset forfeiture”.

    2. avatar Ministry of Truth says:

      Most gun owners own 3 or more guns. With 4-5 mags each, most gun owners will be looking at a $2,400 to $3,000 fine just to keep what they already own, should Joe Biden be elected President! (By Cheating).

      Right now, go buy all the magazines, small spare parts, springs and oops kits, and ammo you think you will needs for the next few years. Before the election. After the election, should it lean toward Biden, you won’t be able to. Once he is in office, should that disaster occur, you won’t be able to. Online sales even of parts will be outlawed. It’s on his campaign website! As is a $200 tax stamp for every magazine and “assault weapon”.

  2. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    As Marxist’s they want to gut the entire Constitution and destroy the nation in the process to form their utopia, the pair can go pound sand.

    1. avatar enuf says:

      Well, if it happens, be expecting to see court cases working up the ladder to the Supreme Court.

      Once again, be thankful for the efforts of the Federalist Society in appointing SA friendly judges.

      1. avatar Dude says:

        The Federalist Society appoints the judges? I think you mean Trump made the decision to appoint judges from their list. So thank Trump, and the people you cuss out for voting for him.

        1. avatar enuf says:

          Oh, yeah, that’s funny right there!

          The only useful thing to come out of this nearly four year long freak show is that the Federalist Society has done an outstanding job pulling Trump’s strings and tweaking his ego to get what they wanted out of him.

          So hell yes, those are the people I credit for a job expertly accomplished. The next time we have an actual conservative as President, they should be honored with a Presidential Gold Medal of Freedom.

        2. avatar Manse Jolly says:

          sounds like desperation…..

          Not to worry Nov 3rd can’t be stopped.

        3. avatar Dude says:

          Desperation? Maybe. Delusional? Most likely. I’m beginning to understand enuf. He has to create an alternate reality where he can account for something good that Trump did by attributing any accomplishment to someone else, anyone but Trump. If enuf had to admit to himself that Trump isn’t 100% terrible, then he would have to admit that he, as well as the CNN and MSNBC shows that he watches, were, gasp…wrong. Some people are incapable of admitting that. It’s called having a fragile ego.

        4. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          “The Federalist Society appoints the judges?”

          They recommend good SCOTUS pics, and Trump nominated them…

      2. avatar Anymouse says:

        You forgot that your heroes will eliminate the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court to 13 so they have a 7-6 majority. They’ll reverse Heller so 2A applies only to state and local governments. They’d probably let PLCAA suits go ahead on dubious political theory, like “negligent marketing,” but they won’t have to since PLCAA will be repealed. Gun cases will be held to looser standards of proximate cause than other products. Even without it, the sheer number of baseless cases would bankrupt them with legal fees. That’s all assuming these idiots don’t force a civil war before the courts could get too involved.

        1. avatar Seentoomuch says:

          All that they will accomplish is to make all gun manufacturers move their operations overseas. That’s the only thing that the Democrats excel at; Moving our jobs overseas.

  3. avatar Innocent Bystander says:

    The Democratic Party has raised more than $500 million dollars for this election than the Republican Party. Everyone on this site needs to donate hundreds if not thousands to the Republican Party NOW. The big Republican donors are not stepping up and donating their money. If we lose our gun rights please don’t be crying on this site. It’s your own fault.

    1. avatar enuf says:

      I blame all those who voted for Trump in the Republican primaries back in 2016. They created this untenable situation, they were warned and they did it anyway.

      Right now the only hope we have is Amy Coney Barrett.

      You may thank the Federalist Society for that nomination.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Rewriting history as it is happening? You must be a leftist.

        1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          This is one time he’s right, the Federalist Society recommended Barret, and Trump did the smart thing and chose her…

      2. avatar Flame On says:

        “I blame all those…”

        You blame? Who the heck are you?

        Trump beat Clinton, who you likely voted for, and Trump made the nomination.

        You really are sick, “blaming” half the nation (and the good half as well) for saving the Republic and then continually posting on a gun blog where you are detested universally by almost all and then using “the only hope WE have” shows how dysfunctional your mind really is.

        1. avatar Manse Jolly says:

          For those of the lincoln project Mittens Romney is the template that all Conservatives are measured by.

      3. avatar Ing says:

        You know who made all of them want to vote for the intolerable Trump? Eight years of feckless Obama, plus 40+ years of Joe Biden and all his cronies.

        1. avatar Rusty - Molon Labe - Chains says:

          Much of the Republican party wasn’t much better. We have gradually gotten rid of much of the dead weight though that doofus Romney is still hanging around. By the way, what the hell is wrong with Utah sending that clown to the Senate?

          With the help of the Federalist Society we are seeing Trump remake the Judiciary back into what it should have been all along. There is even a chance he could appoint a replacement for Breyer, how fun would it be to watch the lefties melt down over that!

        2. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          “We have gradually gotten rid of much of the dead weight though that doofus Romney is still hanging around.”

          Romney has indicated he is voting for Barret. And there are rumors some vulnerable Democrats will also do so.

          We’ll see about that. I’m also hearing there’s some strong push-back by some house Democrats to not vote to expand the court.

          But again, we’ll see about that…

      4. avatar Anymouse says:

        The Lincoln Project is trying to oust “pro-Trump” Senators and flip the Senate to the Dems too. The aren’t conservatives — they’re a bunch of butthurt losers.

        1. avatar Seentoomuch says:

          The Lincoln Project is made up of men who claim to be Republicans. What they really are is OLD SCHOOL REPUBLICANS. Old school Republicans are the Republicans of the past that represent the wealthy and privileged of this country. Trump has transformed the Republican Party into the party of the common man because the Democratic Party no longer represents the common man. It has become the party of the criminal, the pervert, and the morally corrupt.

  4. avatar former water walker says:

    Yeah we know they suck…kamaltoe anyway. The other one sniffs😔😔😔

  5. avatar James Campbell says:

    Moot point.
    Trump has SINGLE HANDEDLY caused intelligent Dems to leave the leftard plantation in droves.
    slowjoe\skankhoe has made the entire 2020 election about “Orange man bad”.
    Doing nothing to answer questions about policy, position, or being a criminal of the state as proven by the laptop and its emails.
    Yeah, John Radcliff (Director of Nat Intel), came out and stated there is NO Russian connection to the crackheads laptop. Dummy crackhead Hunter (along with his attorney) requested the laptop be returned to it RIGHTFUL owner, Hunter Biden. This crackhead is dumb as dog sh!t.
    Over a dozen receipents of emails on the laptop have verified they are ACTUAL emails.
    Game over demoKKKRats.
    https://youtu.be/2q35PgSXhKg
    Trump/Pence 2020
    Enjoy all that TDS in two week!

    1. avatar Dude says:

      “NO Russian connection to the crackheads laptop”

      Which begs the question, how are the media outlets claiming this is a Russian disinformation campaign still in business? Who told Adam Schiff and those “anonymous sources” that Russia was behind this? Is half of this country so far gone that they aren’t interested in the facts?

      1. avatar James Campbell says:

        Appears so.
        Hunters business partner (actually in prison) has flipped and handed over 26k emails relating to crackhead Hunter and slowjoe business details. Look at all the dark money pouring into the demoKKKRats coffers, I thought they HATED that stuff.
        Trump/Pence 2020.

      2. avatar James Campbell says:

        Slowjoe has announced he will be hiding in his basement for the next four days.
        That speaks volumes.
        Trump/Pence 2020.
        Good luck dragging the slowjoe\skankhoe campaign corpse across the finish line demoKKKRats.

        1. avatar Ing says:

          The same polls that accurately tracked the last election have Wisconsin and Pennsylvania in a dead heat now, while Trump was behind 4+ points only a week ago. Couple that with the general reluctance to talk to pollsters, and it looks like history could be repeating itself.

        2. avatar James Campbell says:

          Slowjoe NOT making ANY comments or statements before disappearing into his basement speaks volumes.
          Reminds me of “The Dog that Didn’t Bark”….

          “Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?’

          ‘To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.’

          ‘The dog did nothing in the night-time.’

          ‘That was the curious incident,’ remarked Sherlock Holmes.”

          Trump/Pence 2020

    2. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      “[Joe/Kamala] have made the entire 2020 election about ‘Orange man bad’.”

      That’s because they’re looking at the (unfortunately successful) strategy used by Newsom back in 2018 here in Kamala’s home state of CA. Newsom’s entire campaign centered around the slogan ‘#RESIST’. Literally, that was the slogan. #RESIST. Kamala has been whispering into Joe’s good ear, telling him to continually repeat the TDS mantra:

      Orange Man Bad
      Bad Orange Man
      Bad, Bad, Bad

    3. avatar Montana Actual says:

      lol bruh, since Trump first ran it’s been about “orange man bad”. The man could invent a cure for cancer (that lets face it, already exists) and they would still hate him. I mean, most of us don’t LIKE the man, but to hate him for all these “orange man bad” reasons? Stupid. Biden and Harris on the other hand, as with most dems and leftists, are ACTUALLY bad.

  6. avatar JohnnyL says:

    If you don’t vote trump these are the kind of people that will be running the country!!

    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      I like to think that the persona of wackjob Mandy Patinkin is actually a fictional character played by a real life conservative named Inigo Montoya who has combat experience battling six-fingered Democrats…

      1. avatar Dude says:

        Holy smoke! I didn’t realize that was him. Sad. This is why I separate the art from the artist. If you knew these people, you wouldn’t care for 99% of them. In the 30+ years I’ve read Stephen King, not once did I wonder, what are his politics?

        1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          King is pure evil Leftist, to the *bone*.

          His hatred of us knows no limits to the depth of his depravity…

        2. avatar Dude says:

          I heard. Too late. Been a fan since I was a kid. I’m not like the intolerant Left, so I’m still a fan (of the art, not the artist).

      2. avatar Rad Man says:

        Inconceivable!

    2. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      ROTFLMAO !

    3. avatar James Campbell says:

      Wow, that crazy bitch sure drank the leftard coolaid.
      Trump/Pence 2020

      1. avatar Montana Actual says:

        That crazy bitch would drink ANY kool-aid. Especially one with the signature Jim Jones flavor, like any good socialist.

      2. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

        Drank ? It would appear she swims in the Leftard kool aid.

  7. avatar I Haz A Question says:

    I continue to see the yuuuge Trump 2020 banners being flown proudly in the beds of trucks everywhere, including just an hour ago during my lunch break sprint to get some chow. I’ve personally seen groups of several vehicles with them, and recently witnessed (and applauded from the sidewalk) a private rally of 30+ personal vehicles with as many as half a dozen banners in some of them. Everyone is supporting Trump everywhere I see…and this is SoCal!

    I have seen, to this day, only one single Biden bumper sticker. And one (clearly confused) person wearing a Biden 2020 T-shirt. That’s it. And no mention whatsoever of the Kamala person trailing at his heels.

    1. avatar Paul says:

      Biden bought up a small truckload of used T-shirts, had them screen printed, then donated them to the Goodwill stores around the country. That was the only way he could get anyone to wear his T-shirts. Bag Lady and her friends will be wearing them for years to come.

    2. avatar Dude says:

      Obviously there’s more enthusiasm for Trump. Yet, Arizona and the southeast are swing states. The polls for AZ Sinema vs. McSally in 2018 gave McSally a slight edge. Democrat Sinema won by a couple of points. Right now, Democrat Kelly has a huge lead over McSally for Senate. If Arizonans are willing to elect two democrat senators, one of which could be considered radical despite pretending to be a moderate, then why wouldn’t they vote for Joe?

      The path to a Trump victory includes AZ, FL, NC, and PA. FL is a must. He can lose one from the list as long as he gets the other rust belt swing states. Somehow this race is extremely close thanks to interference from the dishonest media and tech companies. Democrats are desperately clinging to “but Russia!” and the “European” virus.

      1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        You are correct, but I’d like to add that 2018 wasn’t anything like what we’ve had thrown at us during 2020. Fakedemic, shutdowns, job losses at the whims of power mad Governors, Great Toilet Paper Panic, money printer go brrrrr, (mostly peacefully) protests, leading to (fiery but mostly peaceful) looting, BLM infiltrating and ruining social media and professional sports, Anitifa Part Deux, the rise of Marxism and violence, groups like NFAC openly asking for war, statues being toppled because you’re rayciss! and you’re rayciss! and you’re rayciss!, McCloskeys and Rittenhouse charged for defending themselves while attackers are not, court packing, 25th Amendment exploration, Biden/Harris trojan horse strategy,…

        Very different, my friend. And not only a little unsettling as we approach the Election.

        1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          Oh my. How could I have forgotten to mention the gun buying spree by all the newbies, leading to the Great Ammo Shortage? And on a gun forum, no less. [sheepish grin]

        2. avatar LifeSavor says:

          Haz,

          Nice ‘Year-in-Review’. Let’s hope we end the year unsealing indictments.

    3. avatar JohnnyL says:

      President Trump arriving in Prescott, what a crowd! Looks good to me. Where is Joe today by the way?

      1. avatar James Campbell says:

        Slowjoe and skankhoe were in Arizona last week, the local news channel in AZ reported that NOBODY SHOWED UP.
        Don’t stumble into your basement angry slowjoe, just stumble into your basement, and NEVER come back out.
        Trump/Pence 2020. 100% competent leadership, zero % basement hiding!

        1. avatar JohnnyL says:

          On the other hand here is Joe Biden today! You know your done when your running for President and your locked out trying to get an Ice Cream. Zero Energy !!

        2. avatar Jampbell says:

          It’s going to be lights out at the group home soon, Cames.

        3. avatar James Campbell says:

          Dance for those bloombucks little leashed butt monkey, I command you!
          Trump/Pence 2020

        4. avatar James Campbell says:

          Seems today was ANOTHER bad day for slowjoe and methhead hunter.
          Rudy Juliani sent detailed pics and emails to the Delaware PD this afternoon. Seems methhead hunter liked to have sexual contact and use drugs with a few 14/15 yr old girls.
          I guess the acorn doesn’t fall far from the hair sniffing perv tree.
          Trump/Pence 2020

      2. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

        Look, nobody showed up for Obama rallies during his second run, and he won handily.

        Leftist rally turnout means *nothing*…

    4. avatar Southern Cross says:

      I have to wonder the demographics of the polls that promote Democrat victory. They must be highly selective locals and individuals.

  8. avatar Prndll says:

    Meanwhile, we’re asking about National Reciprocity.

    1. avatar Dude says:

      I feel like that’s a pipe dream at this point. The days of bipartisan bills are probably over unless it involves the destruction of the middle class. That’s something both parties have historically worked on hand in hand.

      1. avatar Montana Actual says:

        boom goes the dynamite.

        If only there was a third option…

    2. avatar Dave says:

      Does the fedgov have such authority (q.v. 10A) anyways?

    3. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      “Meanwhile, we’re asking about National Reciprocity.”

      We may get it via SCOTUS down the road, after carry outside the home is ruled constitutional.

      If you can carry outside in your state, carry nation-wide is a natural extension of that right…

  9. avatar Truckman says:

    you would have to be really bad off to vote for that pair of idiots or just plan dam crazy because all they want to do is destroy this country

  10. avatar BOBO says:

    Go ahead and kill the PLCAA!!!!!

    Then a smart lawyer will use that SAME idea/logic you used to sue gun makers to SUE car makers, beer makers, drug makers, you name it!

    go ahead open that can of worms and ruin the nation!

    1. avatar Sun says:

      Sorry BOBO, what you (and maybe most Conservatives still don;t get) is that you are applying logic to people who are feelings based who stand for fundamentally nothing but themselves and their tribe.

      They selectively enforce laws based on a persons political leanings and they say the constitution is a ‘living breathing document’ which translates to…it means whatever we want it to say, whenever we want to say it.

      After all these years most on the right still do not know their “opponent”.
      ..

      1. avatar Darkman says:

        ^^^^Exactly…Been sayin it on this site and others for a long time.

        1. avatar Sun says:

          @ Darkman… Then you know what happens when you know ‘yourself’ and but not your opponent.. You get stuck in an endless quagmire.

          Sound familiar?

      2. avatar sound awake says:

        its disordered thinking as a result of mental illness that drives them
        *not* their feelings
        their feelings are a result of their cognitive dissonance and inability to maintain a proper balance between their expectations and their reality
        as such they cant be bargained or reasoned with
        all we can do is put them away or put them down as the needs of each situation dictate
        theres a lot of work to do
        especially if we fail to vote our way out of this
        because this is our last chance
        after this we will have to shoot our way out

        1. avatar Sun says:

          @ sound awake says ” as such they cant be bargained or reasoned with”

          That’s funny, I was thinking that while posting the original comment above.

          Maybe include a clip of Sara Conner talking about the endless nature of the Terminator…but then nahhh… could not imagine what a snowflake T-1000 would sound like.

    2. avatar Southern Cross says:

      I think I said many times over the last few months canceling the PLCAA will open the floodgates to petty legal action on automobile companies, alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceutical, and anyone else who provides a good or service for anyone else.

      If ANTIFA and BLM don’t burn them down for being class enemies.

      1. avatar BOBO says:

        thank god one other ‘sees’ this too

        once done…suing a gun maker for something done by a WHOLLY unconnected person and winning

        Means=====you can sue and win for anything! cars, beer, pills, McDonalds for making bad food so cheap!

        1. avatar Sun says:

          BOBO,

          I’m not saying your logic isn’t sound, but rather that is so far down the road, that (in that scenario) the U.S. would be destabilized before we reached the precedent

  11. avatar sound awake says:

    alternate headline:
    “democrat party reveals exactly what they plan to do to their political foes when they come to power: echoes of kristallnacht”
    whats past is prologue…

    1. avatar Anymouse says:

      I don’t recall Germans on rooftops mit Gewehre protecting their shops from the mobs. That might throw a wrench into their plans for a repeat.

  12. avatar Wally1 says:

    I was in a local Walgrens the other day, There was a long line of dems stocking up on TDS meds, Nov 4th is coming.

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