There is no chance of burying the lead in this story. Hillary Clinton has vowed to support legislation to kill the gun industry. I am not here to advocate for one political party over another or one particular politician for President. The Shooter’s Log is about firearms, survival/prepping, hunting, etc. However, if you believe in the Second Amendment, hunting, and firearms, you really need to step up and pay attention to Hillary Clinton’s latest proclamation against your rights.
Hillary is the Democratic frontrunner and in all likelihood going to be the Democratic Nominee. Recently, on her website, she proudly stated, “Hillary will lead the charge to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.” The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) is the law that protects manufacturers and retailers from being sued when a product is used in a criminal act. Hillary’s statement leaves absolutely no doubt that her agenda is to give those who would seek to take away your Second Amendment rights, as you know them, everything they need. The number of suits, and costs to fight each suit would quickly bankrupt the manufacturers and retailers.
Of course, this is not much of a surprise—just a window in into one of the ways she plans to eliminate your right to bear arms. On the campaign trail, Hillary has repeatedly brought up the subject bragging about being more anti-gun than Sanders (Example 1 and Example 2 of many). Likewise, Sanders has claimed he believes the families of crime victims should be allowed to sue gunmakers).
While she is open (to a point) about wanting to shut down the firearms industry, she is “less than honest” about the issue in general. On her campaign website, Clinton claims the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) is, “a dangerous law that prevents victims of gun violence from holding negligent manufacturers and dealers accountable for violence perpetrated with their guns.” Moreover, in campaign appearances, Clinton claims the firearms industry is “the only industry in America, the only one, that has this kind of special protection.”
You could say Hillary is a liar, but she isn’t stupid. When Hillary goes out on the stump or publishes on her website, claiming the law doesn’t protect “negligent manufacturers and dealers,” or her claim that the firearms industry is “wholly protected from any kind of liability,” These are absolute falsehoods—some would say outright lies meant to mislead the lower information voter.
A dealer who sells a gun to someone he or she knows is a prohibited person—or even suspects that the person will use it to commit a crime—is not only still negligent and thus not protected from lawsuits, but is also subject to felony prosecution under federal law. The passage of PLCAA didn’t negate or limit any liability in these types of scenarios. It was merely akin to saying you cannot sue Ford because someone drove drunk in a car it manufactured and then killed someone. The misuse of the product is not the fault of the manufacturer or the retailer, nor is it a flawed design that would result in liability.
Surely there is plenty to say about this, so feel free to sound off in the comment section.