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NAT’L – MEDIA – Media Ignore Soros’ Lobbying for Gun Control in 2019

Liberal billionaire George Soros has already spent $8,520,000 on lobbying this year, including cash for a gun-control effort, according to the Washington Free Beacon. Through his Open Society Policy Center Soros’ money helped advocate the repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) that protects gun companies from lawsuits related to crimes committed with firearms. Liberal media outlets ABC, CBS, NBC, The Washington Post and The New York Times all ignored Soros’ 2019 lobbying between Jan. 1, 2019, and Sept. 3, 2019, according to a Nexis search. Free Beacon reported on Sept. 3, that PLCAA protects gun companies if they are sued “for the harm solely caused by the criminal or unlawful misuse of firearm products or ammunition products by others when the product functioned as designed and intended.” Repealing it would leave gun companies open to “frivolous lawsuits,” which could “bankrupt” the entire industry, Free Beacon said. The PLCAA does not shield gun manufacturers from all lawsuits, as The Blaze reported Sept. 3. Gunmakers can still be held liable for “defective manufacturing.” Soros’ $5.92 million lobbyings in the second quarter of 2019 included support for Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA)“The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act,” which seeks to repeal PLCAA and “provide for the discoverability and admissibility of gun trace information in civil proceedings.”  [full article]

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