In 2005, President Bush signed into law the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act,” which prohibits victims of the gun industry’s negligent practices from filing lawsuits in America’s courts. No other industry in the country benefits from such special legal protection.
Beginning in the 1990s, courts began to hold gun sellers and manufacturers responsible for their behavior. Courts found that gun dealers irresponsibly sold to criminals, and that negligent gun makers failed to take basic steps to prevent illegal firearms trafficking by “bad apple” distributors and dealers.
While the NRA has tried to silence legislators on issues of gun safety, the courts have always been there to stand up for victims of gun violence. Regrettably, the gun lobby was able to close the courthouse door on these victims with the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.”
Please sign this petition calling on Congress to repeal the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms” Act.