December 2003

Downrange: 12/03

DASCHLE PROTECTS GUN RIGHTS? You know that Democratic politicians have learned that gun-rights advocacy can save their jobs when Senate Minority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.) moves to protect gun manufacturers and dealers from legal liability when crimes are committed without their knowledge.

“The vast majority of gun owners, manufacturers and sellers are honest and law-abiding,” Daschle said of his support for the bill. “It is wrong—and a misuse of the civil justice system—to try to punish honest, law-abiding people for illegal acts committed by others without their knowledge or involvement.”

Daschle submitted an amendment to a current gun-liability law that would clarif...

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