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And While We’re on the Subject

of misstatements by Hillary Clinton: It turns out she is making false claims about gun laws, too.

At an October 7 forum in Iowa, she wrongly claimed, “They are the only business in America that is wholly protected from any kind of liability. They can sell a gun to someone they know they shouldn’t, and they won’t be sued. There will be no consequences.” . . .

The bill expressly allows suits based on knowing violations of federal or state law related to gun sales or on traditional grounds including negligent entrustment or breach of contract. The bill also allows product liability cases involving actual injuries caused by a defective firearm.

In addition, Congress has regularly passed limitations on liability for other industries, including small-aircraft manufacturers, Internet service and content providers and vaccine-makers.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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