VanGrack, Ryan
June 2004
Harvard Journal on Legislation;Summer2004, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p541
Academic Journal
The article reports on the progress of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. It states that the legislation would have prohibited civil liability actions from being taken against manufacturers or importers of firearms for damages arising from the criminal or illegal use of their products by the injured party. Moreover, it says that the legislation was an attempt to protect the industry from liability and to represent a change in political strategy for the gun-rights lobby. Lastly, it discusses the exemptions to the legislation's limitation of liability such as actions against a transferor.


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