Biden wants to end gun maker liability protections. That could sink the industry, advocates say.

Biden wants to end gun maker liability protections. That could sink the industry, advocates say.

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden would like some divine help on his gun control agenda, but his ask might be surprising. And firearm makers warn the results could be dire for their industry. During remarks announcing new executive actions to curb gun violence Thursday, Biden’s speech took a detour as he imagined being able to ask God to immediately change one gun law, and it wasn’t eliminating assault weapons or so-called "bump stocks." He would have the almighty let people sue gunmakers. “This is the only outfit that is exempt from being sued. If I get one thing on my list — (if) the Lord came down and said, ‘Joe, you get one of these’ — give me that one," Biden said at a ceremony at the Rose Garden. "Most people don’t realize, the only industry in America, billion-dollar industry, that can’t be sued, exempt from being sued, are gun manufacturers,” Biden continued. Biden announces executive orders to ‘curb the epidemic of gun violence’ April 8, 202105:39 Biden, who has spent years writing and fighting gun laws in Washington, is referring to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a 2005 law that which largely shields firearm manufacturers and dealers from lawsuits when people use their products illegally, such as by shooting someone. “He wants to drive us out of business,” Mark Oliva, the director of public affairs for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry trade group, said of Biden. “So it’s a very scary […]

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