Image Credit: YouTube Screenshot, NBC News In the speech President Biden gave last week calling for new restrictions on gun rights, he made too many factual errors and weak arguments to count. While many have since corrected him on multiple counts, one particularly egregious false claim the president made has somewhat flown under the radar—the gross lie Biden told about gun manufacturers.
“We should repeal the liability shield that often protects gun manufacturers from being sued for the death and destruction caused by their weapons,” Biden said. “ They’re the only industry in this country that has that kind of immunity . Imagine. Imagine if the tobacco industry had been immune from being sued, where we’d be today.
“ The gun industry’s special protections are outrageous ,” the president concludes. “It must end.” “We should repeal the liability shield that often protects gun manufacturers from being sued for the death and destruction caused by their weapons,” Pres. Biden says. “Imagine if the tobacco industry had been immune from being sued, where we’d be today.” pic.twitter.com/WMQBCIeHWA We should repeal the liability shield that often protects gun manufacturers from being sued for the death and destruction caused by their weapons. They’re the only industry in the country that has this kind of immunity. It’s outrageous. It must end. There’s just one problem with the president’s narrative: it’s objectively false and totally disingenuous.
Biden is referencing a 2005 law called the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which does give gun manufacturers liability protections in some circumstances.
But far from outrageous, these protections are actually commonsensical. The companies are shielded from lawsuits based on the unlawful acts other people commit with their products, but are not shielded from lawsuits based on things they themselves get wrong, like negligence or defects in their products.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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