Skip to comments.Congress Passes New Legal Shield for Gun Industry
Posted on 10/20/2005 10:01:50 PM PDT by cowboyway
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 - The Republican-controlled Congress delivered a long-sought victory to the gun industry on Thursday when the House voted to shield firearms manufacturers and dealers from liability lawsuits. The bill now goes to President Bush, who has promised to sign it.
The gun liability bill has for years been the No. 1 legislative priority of the National Rifle Association, which has lobbied lawmakers intensely for it. Its final passage, by a vote of 283 to 144, with considerable Democratic support, reflected the changing politics of gun control, an issue many Democrats began shying away from after Al Gore, who promoted it, was defeated in the 2000 presidential race.
"It's a historic piece of legislation," said Wayne LaPierre, the association's chief executive, who said the bill was the most significant victory for the gun lobby since Congress rewrote the federal gun control law in 1986. "As of Oct. 20, the Second Amendment is probably in the best shape in this country that it's been in decades."
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must have taken a reverse pill this morning.
Now all we need to do is give Napster, Groakster and Kazzaaa the same protection as they give to Gun manufactures.
Sigs are Sweet weapons.
Right now I'm leaning towards another Bushmaster M4 or the Springfield Armory Scout.
BTW, what part of NC are you from?
I bought a stainless sig, 45 cal. It is the most accurate and smooth firing out-of the box firearm I have ever fired.
Awesome. Good news from DC!!
This is not good news.
How's life treatin' you, Sarah?
I just took delivery of four Civilian Marksmanship Program rifles. Unfortunately, it looks like they are running out of the good stuff. One out of three Garands look ok but the rest are heavily nicked up. The Springfield 03-A3 isn't bad.
I'm looking for a lighter carry style pistol for the girlfriend. Maybe a Kahr in 9MM.
We are on Lake James which is in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
This is good news! Along with the ruling on sueing the food industry for making us fat, Washington is slowly making head way.
That's not far from me. I'm near Lake Keowee just across the SC state line about 20 miles south of Cashiers.
C'mon, FReepers! This is a gun thread!
We need PICS to go with these weapons y'all are talkin' about!
Will you please explain or are you going to continue to hide under your desk?