H.R. 1036 (108th): Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

To prohibit civil liability actions from being brought or continued against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages resulting from the misuse of their products by others.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Feb 27, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 9, 2003 but was never passed by the Senate.


Clifford “Cliff” Stearns

Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 10, 2003
Length: 10 pages

See Instead:

S. 1805 (same title)
Failed Senate — Mar 2, 2004

S. 1806 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Nov 3, 2003


Feb 27, 2003

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Apr 3, 2003
Reported by Committee

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Apr 9, 2003
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 1036 (108th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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