Democrat Legislation to Eliminate Guns
The Libs love to use the courts to get their way when they cannot get the people to go along. Or they will pass legislation to hand courts the power, such as gay marriage and enforcement which allows someone to sue a bakery or florist out of business and into bankruptcy if they choose not to celebrate a ceremony that is completely contrary to their religious and moral ethics. That is the compassionate, all encompassing way of Liberals to win their argument.
In this case, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif) is teaming up with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) to introduce legislation designed to bankrupt gun manufacturers and force them out of business. In many respects it merely points to the fact that they have been unable to win the anti-gun argument and now prefer to destroy the other party legally where no discussion can take place.
The bill would make firearms manufacturers and dealers liable for harm caused by the weapons they sell. The legislation is being circulated on Capitol Hill and could be released later this month, though it is not likely to pass in the Republican-controlled Congress.
“Congress passed a unique form of immunity for only one industry — and that is the gun industry,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told The Hill in an interview.
“If you’re a car maker and your airbags kill someone, you’re potentially liable,” continued Schiff, one of the lawmakers behind the gun control bill. “If you’re a pharmaceutical company and sell faulty drugs, you can be held liable. If you’re a liquor store and sell alcohol to minors, you can be held liable.”
“Why should it be any different for gun manufacturers?” he asked.
Congress approved the controversial Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act in 2005. It is intended to protect the gun industry from frivolous lawsuits.
The new bill would repeal these protections. Schiff is teaming up with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) to build support for the legislation on Capitol Hill. He recently sent a Dear Colleague letter calling for an end to “immunity” for the gun industry.
The comparison, of course, is absurd and without logic. If a car is driven as intended and is involved in an accident, the car maker is not sued. If a consumer takes an overdose of a drug, the pharmaceutical manufacturer is not sued. If a liquor store sells beer to an adult, and that adult acquires cirrhosis of the liver, the liquor store is not held liable. The logic of Schiff is so faulty as to be laughable, but that is not the point. To Schiff, the ends of his legislation to drive gun makers out of business justifies any dishonest, unjust, or underhanded means of accomplishing his “righteous” desire. It tries to establish an absolute liability which no manufacturer can sustain.