“Shifty” is living up to his nickname.
On October 26, 2005, S397 and its companion bill in the House, HR 800, were passed by congress and signed into law. Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act – (Sec. 3) was in response to those who wanted to hold manufacturers responsible for every incident and every action where someone got hurt by a gun.
The law prohibits civil action against gun and ammunition manufacturers except for certain issues like negligence in manufacturing. It also stopped any pending actions and lawsuits already in the court system concerning the same.
It was voted into being along mostly partisan lines in the House 283/144 of which 60 were Democrat yeas and in the Senate 65/31 of which about 17 were Democrat yeas.
By the time it was sent to the president to be signed, 37 amendments were tacked onto the bill. Many of those amendments covered protections for victims (especially children), armor piercing weapons and their ammunition, manufacturer protections from civil liability actions specifics, child safety locks, and Clinton even added prohibition of violent video games.
Adam Schiff introduced today into the House HR 3214. Its purpose is to REPEAL the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. The bill is so new that the actual text is not yet available. However, generally it is to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, and provide for the discoverability and admissibility of gun trace information in civil proceedings.
He managed to get 10 Democrats as co-sponsors. These Democrats included newbies — Debbie Murcarsel-Powell and Jason Crow. Of the eight other co-sponsors four — Blumenauer, Lynch, Schakowsky, and Serrano — were in office during the 2005 vote. They all voted against the original bill.
So now all of a sudden Shifty Schiff has decided to repeal the entire act? What is behind his actions?
This is mere speculation since he just today sneaked the bill onto the floor for consideration. But, more than likely he is fulfilling a socialist objective to remove our means of protection and like many insecure nerds attempting to impress his younger socialists friends that he is in lockstep with their gun confiscation demands.
This bill would certainly put a major disruption in the production, repair, or sales of ANY weapon and ammunition for non-military use. In the past two years, manufacturers have been hounded in banks with some having their accounts closed without warning. They have had to deal with a lot more censure from leftist businesses and activists. Many have had to leave California and other Democrat stronghold states in order to do business because of the leftists there.
This repeal would allow open season in the courts as well as across business lines virtually guaranteeing the elimination of manufacturers, retailers, and second-market sellers through bankruptcy. The end aim and result would be the complete loss of weapons and ammunition across the U.S.
Hopefully someone up in that swamp is paying attention or we may find that there will be only a black market in weapons and ammunition.
These jackasses are determined to take away every means of protection just like has happened in other countries around the world. The only reason socialism has not caught on enough here yet is that we do have a standing militia of armed and determined citizenry willing to protect our country.