S. 397 (109th): Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

This was a vote to pass S. 397 (109th) in the Senate.

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) is a United States law which protects firearms manufacturers and dealers from being held liable when crimes have been committed with their products. However, both manufacturers and dealers can still be held liable for damages resulting from defective products, breach of contract, criminal misconduct, and other actions for which they are directly responsible in much the same manner that any U.S. based manufacturer of consumer products is held responsible. They may also be held liable for negligence when they have reason to know a gun is intended for use in a crime.

The PLCAA is codified at 15 U.S.C. §§ 7901-7903.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Congress
109th Congress
Date
Jul 29, 2005
Chamber
Senate
Number
#219
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the Senate
Result:
Bill Passed

Key: R Yea D Yea R Nay D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 65
 
 
 
65%
50 14 1
  Nay 31
 
 
 
31%
2 29 0
Not Voting 4
 
 
 
4%
3 1 0
Required: Simple Majority source: senate.gov

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Notes: *Majority Leader’s Vote “Aye” or “Yea”?
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