Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

By: Sam Farr
By: Sam Farr
Date: Oct. 20, 2005
Issues: Guns

PROTECTION OF LAWFUL COMMERCE IN ARMS ACT -- (House of Representatives - October 20, 2005)


Mr. FARR. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to this bill.

I would first like to say that I support the rights of gun owners and hunters, but this bill makes it clear this is not about the second amendment. This bill is about a direct assault on our civil justice system that endorses unscrupulous corporate behavior.

Once again, with this bill, democracy has been thwarted by bringing this bill to the floor. Very reasonable amendments were offered, but the majority adopted a restrictive rule that prevented them from being heard on the floor today.

One of those amendments would have expanded the ban on armor-piercing bullets also. For God's sake, who in this country needs to own armor-piercing bullets?

We are not legislating via the intended democratic process. The people of this country want and deserve an open and participatory government, not law by fiat.

I urge a strong ``no'' vote on this bill.