Congress puts Gun Reponsibility back on Owners

handgun manufacturingIn 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.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

  1. It’s a shame… I like it taxachusetts and can only see pictures of guns on the internet. If I wanted to see a real one, I’d have to pick a fight with a cop.

  2. Gotta love those so called “revolutionary” states.

    They reap the rewards from the tourism brought in by nationalists visiting revolutionary landmarks playing at patriotism.

    All the while local government is allowed to yank freedoms away from an over-worked, under-paid and ignorant populace.

    You have but yourself to blame…. join the “rebel alliance” vote Libertarian! ;-)