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Biden Seeks to Outlaw LEGAL Gun Activity

As many of you know I'm a consultant to this group.

I produced this news release for them, out today --

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • August 9, 2021 • Contact: Floyd Neeland • jpfo.org

 

The only thing illegal is the government’s plan

Biden Seeks to Outlaw LEGAL Gun Activity

There’s a reason it’s called “Lawful Commerce”

Congress wisely anticipated such unconstitutional acts

The Biden administration, frustrated with widespread failure of Democrats’ plan to Defund the Police and its predictable skyrocketing crime rates, is now seeking to repeal the federal “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.” This landmark 2005 law was designed to protect exactly what Biden and his team now seek to outlaw—legal activity.

“They avoid the tough, politically challenging task of going after the perpetrators of brazen outdoor daylight murders, who are often non-inclusive people of color in disadvantaged neighborhoods. It’s true but not politically correct to acknowledge, which is why CNN and mass media in lockstep do not,” said Alan Korwin, an award-winning author and consultant to JPFO.

Biden’s team has instead chosen to scapegoat fine, historic, capital-intensive employers and manufacturers of the firearms America depends upon to preserve peace and freedom. Mass media is playing along with this abhorrent scheme, by failing to point out the obvious:

1–The murderers are already heavily armed;

2–They don’t need brand new guns from retail outlets;

3–The “superb” existing background checks have had no effect;

4–Critics say the checks are largely a failed distraction (ask JPFO about that);

5–Most of all, ethnically non-diverse actors, operating in discreet, easily identified areas, not cities, are frequently known to law enforcement who provide little enforcement, to prosecutors who do little serious prosecution.

Long rap sheets are a hallmark of the few perps caught, and the problem.

Rather than face these known gross failures, which perpetuate the problems and obscene rates of assaults on innocent children, inner-city women and men, and partisan gang members, the power elite has assembled its leadership from the most anti-gun-rights states—all seven of them. They’re attacking a primary law protecting the Constitution and fundamental rights of the American public, in place for nearly 2-1/2 centuries.

If this wasn’t so unfathomably bizarre it would be fiction, but it is not. The so-called “news” media has once again failed its ethical obligations and taken up a role as a mouthpiece for an openly corrupt central government and its unconstitutional proposals. Attached, the White House plan, verbatim, lacking a single mention of criminals responsible.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — FROM THE WHITE HOUSE [verbatim]

August 5, 2021

Readout of Senior White House Meeting with State Attorneys General on Efforts to Hold Gun Manufacturers Accountable

Today, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice, White House Counsel Dana Remus, and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs Julie Rodriguez hosted a virtual convening with attorneys general from seven states and the District of Columbia to discuss policies and strategies for holding gun manufacturers and dealers accountable for wrongful conduct that contributes to the supply of firearms used to commit gun crimes. This convening is the first of two meetings with state and local officials that were announced in President Biden’s comprehensive plan to reduce gun crimes, including by supporting local law enforcement, investing in proven community violence interruption efforts, and stemming the flow of guns used to commit crimes.

President Biden has repeatedly and forcefully called for Congress to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). This law gives gun dealers and manufacturers special immunity from certain liability for their products, hindering the public’s ability to address the epidemic of gun violence through the use of civil litigation in the same way they have been able to with the tobacco and opioid industries. As the President said in the Rose Garden this past April, “Imagine how different it would be had the same exemption been available to tobacco companies who knew and lied about the danger they were causing.” During today’s discussion, attorneys general shared how PLCAA has served as a significant barrier to holding gun manufacturers and dealers accountable for unlawful conduct that led to shootings, homicides, and other gun crimes, and how repeal of PLCAA would enhance their ability to advance the public safety of Americans.

As directed in the President’s gun crime reduction strategy, participants in the convening also discussed how we can hold gun manufacturers and dealers accountable for unlawful conduct while PLCAA is still the law of the land. Attorneys general discussed the opportunity and barriers to using generally applicable state consumer protection and nuisance laws to take action against gun manufacturers and gun dealers under PLCAA’s predicate exception. They also discussed how state legislators could enact firearm-specific liability laws, like New York State’s new law, to potentially create new predicates allowing litigation to proceed under PLCAA.

Attorneys General:

  • District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine

  • New York Attorney General Letitia James

  • New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck

  • California Attorney General Rob Bonta

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro

  • Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson

  • Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

  • Connecticut Attorney General William Tong

    White House participants:

  • Susan Rice, Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor

  • Dana Remus, Assistant to the President and White House Counsel

  • Julie Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

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