Common Sense Prevails

We need to more tightly regulate spoons and forks. Spoons and forks are making America fat. America’s legal system needs to hold spoon and fork manufacturers and retailers responsible for America’s rotundness! Down with the spoons! Down with the forks! It doesn’t matter that the spoons and forks (built and distributed) were non-defective, our legal system must prosecute spoon and fork manufacturers and retailers for turning America into a grossly overweight nation. Then, we will bankrupt the spoon and fork industry. A lean, mean, healthy American utopia will be created. Woo hoo!

Substitute spoons and forks for guns. If only Josh would wrap this theme up nicely in one of his activist songs! *hint hint* Fortunately, the gun ban extremists have been prevented from bankrupting one of America’s oldest industries and succeeding in revoking the 2nd Amendment rights as promised in the Bill of Rights by default…

The “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act” (S. 397) passed in both the House and Senate. The “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act” seeks to end predatory and baseless lawsuits initiated nationwide by the gun control lobby. These lawsuits sought to bankrupt a lawful, highly regulated industry by holding the manufacturers and retailers responsible for the unforeseeable acts of criminals. S. 397 passed the Senate in late July with a bipartisan vote of 65-31.

Joining LaPierre in commenting on this victory, NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W. Cox added, “Our judicial system has been exploited for politics and Congress put a stop to that. Passage of the ‘Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act’ would not have been possible without the support of the 257 House co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle. We appreciate the tireless efforts of Rep. Cliff Stearns and Rep. Rick Boucher and the Republican members of House leadership who worked to move the bill in this chamber.

“We are a safer country today because Congress passed this critical legislation and acted to save American icons like Remington, Ruger, Winchester and Smith & Wesson from politically motivated lawsuits. Our men and women in uniform abroad and at home now will not have to rely on France, China or Germany to supply their firearms,” Cox added.

During Senate debate earlier this year, the Pentagon stated its concern over the consequences if the American firearms industry was litigated into extinction. The Department of Defense stated that it “strongly supports” S. 397 citing, “that passage of S. 397 would help safeguard our national security by limiting unnecessary lawsuits against an industry that plays a critical role in meeting the procurement needs of our men and women in uniform.”

“I would like to thank our members who played a pivotal role in making this bill a reality. Together, we have saved the American firearms industry and protected the sanctity of the Second Amendment,” concluded LaPierre.

National Rifle Association of America
Institute for Legislative Action