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S 397 - Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill - National Key Vote

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Title: Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides liability protection for manufacturers, dealers or importers of firearms or ammunition products, as well as their trade associations, for harm caused by criminal or unlawful misuse.

Highlights:

  • Calls for the dismissal of all qualified civil liability actions pending on the date of enactment by the court in which the action was brought (Sec. 3).
  • Exempts lawsuits brought against individuals who knowingly transfer a firearm that will be used to commit a violent or drug-trafficking crime (Sec. 4).
  • Exempts lawsuits against actions that result in death, physical injury or property damage due solely to a product defect (Sec. 4).
  • Requires all licensed importers, manufacturers and dealers who engage in the transfer of handguns to provide secure gun storage or safety devices (Sec. 5).
  • Prohibits the manufacture, import, sale or delivery of armor piercing ammunition, and sets a minimum prison term of 15 years for violations (Sec. 6).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides liability protection for manufacturers, dealers or importers of firearms or ammunition products, as well as their trade associations, for harm caused by criminal or unlawful misuse.

Highlights:

  • Calls for the dismissal of all qualified civil liability actions pending on the date of enactment by the court in which the action was brought (Sec. 3).
  • Exempts lawsuits brought against individuals who knowingly transfer a firearm that will be used to commit a violent or drug-trafficking crime (Sec. 4).
  • Exempts lawsuits against actions that result in death, physical injury or property damage due solely to a product defect (Sec. 4).
  • Requires all licensed importers, manufacturers and dealers who engage in the transfer of handguns to provide secure gun storage or safety devices (Sec. 5).
  • Prohibits the manufacture, import, sale or delivery of armor piercing ammunition, and sets a minimum prison term of 15 years for violations (Sec. 6).

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