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Significance of the Tiahrt Amendment

Discussion in 'Legal' started by SharpDog, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. SharpDog

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    Repeal of the Tiahrt Amendment has already been proposed in current legislation introduced in the Senate as S.3299 - The Tiahrt Restrictions Repeal Act, and the accompaning House Bill H.R.5917 - The Gun Records and Restoration Act.

    If I'm allowed to quote myself:
    (c) 2020 US Gun Bills, used with permission

    Links to Congress pages for bills mentioned above:

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3299/
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5917

    You can bet these bills will be reintroduced in the 117th Congress, and you can bet that if the Dems control both Congress and the Presidency they will be passed and become the law of the land.
     
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    To be sure I'm understanding correctly: the Tiarht Amendment prohibits the use of the "National Trace Database" for research or civil lawsuits? Basically, only LE can get the info?
     
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    LE can already get the info when needed in connection with a criminal investigation.

    Basically, the Tiahrt Amendment is an impediment to two left-wing gun control goals: 1) a national firearm registry and its uses; 2) enable civil liability damage suits against gun manufacturers for harm resulting from product misuse (they're already liable for product defect, but are protected against misuse).

    It could be noted that the bills' sponsors give their stated purpose as: "to repeal certain impediments to the administration of the firearms laws", however, IMO, that's just a cover for paving the way for their real goals, above.
     
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