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.

109th Congress
Jul 29, 2005
On Passage of the Bill in the Senate
Bill Passed

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

Vote Details

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