H.R. 800 (109th): Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act


Feb 15, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 25, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Clifford “Cliff” Stearns

Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2005
Length: 16 pages

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S. 397 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 26, 2005

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

6/14/2005--Reported to House amended.Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act - Prohibits a qualified civil liability action from being brought in any state or federal court against a manufacturer or ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 15, 2005

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May 25, 2005
Reported by Committee

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 800”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


257 cosponsors (210R, 47D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 1036 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Apr 9, 2003

S. 397 (Related)
Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 26, 2005

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