A Letter from my Sentator

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Clyde, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    September 30, 2005

    Mr. Clyde S. Dale (name changed to protect anonimity of the resident Bard)
    Bard Extraordinare
    Somwhere in the Mitten State

    Mr. Dale:

    Thank you . . .

    . . for contacting me to express your support for protecting gun
    manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits. I appreciate hearing from

    I grew up in Clare, Michigan, and many in my family hunt and
    enjoy firearm sports. I felt very comfortable growing up with guns
    in our home and I understand the importance of legal gun
    ownership. I do not support any efforts to take guns away from
    law-abiding citizens, but I do support the enforcement of laws
    stopping minors and criminals from illegally purchasing guns.

    As you may know, Senator Larry Craig introduced the Protection
    of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (S. 397) on February 16, 2005.
    This bill prohibits firearms manufacturers from being sued for
    damages resulting from the misuse of their products, but also
    includes provisions that would give immunity even to gun dealers
    who knowingly sell firearms to criminals. Because the final
    version of this legislation contained this loophole allowing
    disreputable gun dealers to escape penalties for criminal acts, I
    could not support this bill. This legislation passed the Senate on
    July 29, 2005 by a vote of 65-31, and was sent to the House of
    Representatives for its consideration.

    I supported a substitute bill, which would have shielded gun
    manufacturers and law-abiding gun dealers from frivolous
    lawsuits, but would have held dealers responsible if they
    knowingly sold guns to criminals. Unfortunately, this bill failed to
    pass the Senate. Also, Michigan already has a very strong law on
    the books that shields gun manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits.

    Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me. Please feel
    free to do so whenever I may be of assistance to you or your

    Debbie Stabenow
    United States Senator
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    ASk her when you will be able to buy
    Suppressors, Machine Guns and SBRs, Oh my.
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