Soros scheme would tweak federal law to target and bankrupt gunmakers

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Totalitarian billionaire George Soros is spending $6 million, and climbing, on a scheme to pass laws that would hold gun manufacturers legally responsible for street crime.

“Soros’s [Open Society Policy] reported $5.92 million in expenditures throughout the second quarter, which included lobbying the House of Representatives and Senate for the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act,” The Washington Free Beacon reports.

“The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act was introduced in the House by Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) and seeks to ‘repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, and provide for the discoverability and admissibility of gun trace information in civil proceedings,'” the Free Beacon reports.

Standard product liability laws make clear you can only sue a product’s manufacturer if it is defective or fraudulently advertised, and cannot sue simply because you don’t like how someone used it. The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act clarified that this legal standard also applied to guns.

This scheme repeals that law and erases legal standards as part of a plan to end private gun ownership by bankrupting gun manufacturers.

Under this plan states like Illinois could disarm their citizens, stand by as gun crimes skyrocket and then bankrupt gun manufacturers by hauling them across the country into their courts to stand trial.

One of the first guns that could be eliminated by Soros is the AR-15. A Nevada lawsuit, filed after the Las Vegas mass shooting, argues the AR-15 manufacturer caused the massacre because the AR-15 is a civilian version of a military rifle, so “the DNA” of the rifle makes it possible to be converted to fully automatic. The suit argues the AR-15 has an “integrated bump stock” because it is possible for someone to modify the rifle to add a separately-purchased bump stock. Soros is lobbying to change law so the AR-15 manufacturer can be sued and bankrupted because someone else made post-purchase modifications that were not designed into the rifle.