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Tomorrow the Senate votes- CALL NOW!!!

Discussion in 'Legal' started by CentralTexas, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. CentralTexas

    CentralTexas Participating Member

    Jun 2, 2004
    Austin Texas
    ACTION ALERT: Stop Frivolous Lawsuits Against Firearms Industry Now!
    The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to take up S.397, the Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, on Wednesday, October 19th. This bill that would prohibit lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors and dealers in firearms for unlawful acts committed by purchasers of those firearms. The purpose of these "nuisance" lawsuits is not to win a big award, but to bleed manufacturers and dealers dry with continuing legal costs, a "death of a thousand lawsuits." If this isn't stopped, within a few years there will be no gun manufacturers or dealers left.

    S.397 passed the U.S. Senate in July on a 61-35 vote. A similar bill in the House has more than 250 co-sponsors. Due to minor differences in the bill, it is important that the House act on the Senate version of the bill, S.397. If a different version passed in the House, the bill would have to go to a conference committee and would likely die this year. Passage of S.397 (as passed by the Senate) will send the bill directly to President Bush for his signature. Enactment of this bill is critical if the American gun industry is to remain competitive.

    Please call your U.S Representative at 202-225-3121 and ask him or her to vote in favor of S. 397 on Wednesday.
  2. SIOP

    SIOP Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    I wonder if the NRA sent out a similar mailing back when the FOPA got shoved through Congress because it would be such a good deal for gun-owners.

    Anyone actually READ S.397 to find out how we're getting screwed this time?
  3. Stickjockey

    Stickjockey Participating Member

    Apr 18, 2003
    Happy Valley, Oregon
    Two bits on S.397 have some a bit concerned.

    First, it has an amendment that calls for a study of "armor-piercing ammunition." This could be a prelude to calls for ammo bans based on the argument that "according to our oh-so-scientific study, it can go through a vest like a hot knife through butter." Insert Modified Stationary Panic(tm) here.

    The other one is an amendment requiring trigger-locks be included with every handgun (firearm?) sold. This slope may lead to further calls for laws requiring their use, due to a future "study" that shows these locks not being used as uch as the other side would like.
  4. Solo

    Solo Active Member

    Sep 15, 2004
    Couldn't we all just lie and say we use them all the time?
  5. LAR-15

    LAR-15 Senior Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    Called and it is the House taking it up
  6. JJpdxpinkpistols

    JJpdxpinkpistols Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Portland, OR

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