USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Welcome back to The Legal Brief, the show where we CRUSH the various legal myths and misinformation surrounding various areas of the gun world. I’m your host Adam Kraut and today we’re talking about the one law you NEED to know about that shields manufacturers from being sued for the criminal acts of people.
The PLCAA or Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act came into effect in October of 2005. Prior to its enactment, firearm industry members were frequently the targets of lawsuits for the criminal or unlawful misuse of their product. PLCAA was enacted in order to provide industry members a legal shield from those lawsuits. Which is why anti-gun politicians want to get rid of it.
PLCAA or Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
Congress specifically found that “Businesses…that are engaged in…commerce through the lawful design, manufacture, marketing, distribution, importation, or sale to the public of firearms or ammunition…are not, and should not, be liable for the harm caused by those who criminally or unlawfully misuse firearm products or ammunition…that function as designed and intended.” Congress also stated that “The possibility of imposing liability on an entire …Read the Rest