In a rare good move on the part of Congress, a legal shield for gun manufacturers has passed that should bring a halt to the overzealous anti-gun lawsuits that have plagued courts for the past couple of decades:
The bill, which is identical to one approved in July by the Senate, is aimed at ending a spate of lawsuits by individuals and municipalities, including New York City, seeking to hold gun manufacturers and dealers liable for negligence when their weapons are used in crimes.
While it bars such suits, the measure contains an exception allowing certain cases involving defective weapons or criminal behavior by a gun maker or dealer, such as knowingly selling a weapon to someone who has failed a criminal background check.
This is a big win for libertarians, and I’m happy to report on some Republican-controlled legislation we can (finally) be proud of. Of course, there’s still quite a few other rights that have been trampled, and a win for the second amendment shouldn’t imply we’re about to get all cozy with Republican Congress-critters just because they finally got one right.