Biden Doubles Down on Push to Remove Frivolous Lawsuit Protections for Gun Makers

President Joe Biden speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden at the White House, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

During his Thursday gun control push from the White House Rose Garden, President Joe Biden doubled down on his bid to remove frivolous lawsuit protections from gun makers.

Biden said, “We should also eliminate gun manufacturers from the immunity they receive from the Congress.”

He added, “The only industry in America, billion dollar industry, that can’t be sued, that is exempt from being sued, [is] gun manufacturers….This is the only outfit that is exempt from being sued.”

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The law protecting gun makers from frivolous lawsuits is the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). Biden campaigned on repealing that act and removing the frivolous lawsuit protections that shield gun makers.

While campaigning in South Carolina on February 24, 2020, Biden criticized the PLCAA and then addressed gun makers by saying, “I’m going to take you down.”

During his Thursday comments from the Rose Garden, Biden made it clear that if he could only have one of his gun control actions proposed, it would one that ends frivolous lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers. He claimed the removal of said protections would create a “come to the Lord moment” for gun makers.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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