This week, President Biden called for the right to bring legal action against the producers of AR-15s and other guns that Democrats have dubbed “assault weapons.”
Biden expressed his opinion on social media:
During his presidential campaign, Biden asserted that gun manufacturers are immune from legal action, and he continues to say so now.
However, CNN fact-checked Biden’s recurring “immunity” claim this past week and noted that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCCA), the statute he wants to abolish, does not protect gun manufacturers from all lawsuits.
CNN stated: “Gun makers are not the only sector with certain liability protections, nor are they totally safe from lawsuits. Notably, there are considerable liability safeguards for vaccine producers as well as, for the moment, for individuals and organizations involved in producing, distributing, or delivering Covid-19 measures such as vaccinations, testing, and treatments.”
Breitbart News fact-checked Biden’s assertion of gun manufacturers’ “immunity” on March 1, 2022, pointing out that PLCCA doesn’t safeguard gun manufacturers from lawsuits for poor-quality products.
Instead, it is intended to protect them against pointless lawsuits arising from crimes committed using lawfully produced and legally purchased firearms.