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Democrats Introduce Bill to Bankrupt Gun Manufacturers with Lawsuits



According to a ZeroHedge report, this week Democrats introduced legislation in both the House and Senate that would make gunmakers liable for firearms-related crimes.

This bill, The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act, would repeal The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005 that protects gun manufacturers from lawsuits. Lawmakers from two of America’s most anti-gun states, California and Connecticut are leading the charge. Adam Schiff is one of the elected officials championing this legislation.

In a tweet, he said that the “victims of gun violence deserve their day in court.”


Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is also a co-sponsor for this bill. Since the fallout of the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, Blumenthal has been one of the leading voices for gun control in Connecticut.

The NSSF (the National Shooting Sports Foundation) was in strong opposition to this bill. NSSF senior vice president of government affairs, Lawrence Keane, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that this bill is “like blaming Ford or General Motors for the negligent use of their cars.”

He added, “It is wrong to hold the gun or any other industry liable for the criminal misuse of non-defective products sold lawfully.”

Passed in 2005, The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act prevents civil actions against ammunition and firearm dealers, builders or trade groups over firearms related crimes such as school shootings.

This is one ploy that anti-gun Democrats are exploiting in order undermine gun rights. BLP recently reported on the Connecticut Supreme Court approving the advancement of a lawsuit against companies that manufactured and sold the semi-automatic rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

This type of strategy will likely be replicated in future gun control fights, as gun controllers for any avenue to advance gun control.



CRISIS: America has a Major Birth Rate Problem



Ronald Bailey of Reason Magazine reported that American women are having less children.

He drew his piece from the latest report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

“The general fertility rate was 58.2 births per 1,000 women aged 15–44, down 2 percent from 2018 to reach another record low for the United States,” according to initial NCHS birth data for 2019. “The total fertility rate (TFR) was 1,705.0 births per 1,000 women [1.705 births per woman] in 2019, down 1 percent from 2018 to reach another record low for the nation.”

In 2019, the total number 0f births was 3,745,540, a 1 percent decline from 3,791,712 in 2018. The report noted that this is the fifth year that the number of births has declined after an uptick in 2014, and the lowest number of births since 1986.

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In 2019, the NCHS reported that U.S. TFR had declined to 1.73 births per woman which topped the previous U.S. fertility low point of 1.74 births per woman back in 1976. This number of births per woman is still below replacement. In other words, the level at which a given age segment can exactly replace itself is below the replacement average of 2.1 births per woman. Bailey noted that “The rate has generally been below replacement since 1971 and consistently below replacement since 2007.”

Furthermore, the NCHS revealed that births to teenage females between the ages of 15 and 19 also hit a record low of 16.6 births per 1,000 women. At the peak of the baby boom in the 1950s, births to teen mothers topped out at 96.3 per 1,000 women and then started to plummet. In the early 1990s, teen births briefly rose to 61.8 per 1,000 women, but have since plummeted by 75 percent.

Ronald Bailey provided a grim overview of the declining birth rates in the developed and developing world:

The U.S. TFR is now similar to that of many other countries, including those that make up the European Union (1.543), Australia (1.74), New Zealand (1.71), Japan (1.42), South Korea (0.977), Brazil (1.73), and China (1.69). This mirrors the decades long global trend of women choosing to bear ever fewer children over the course of their lifetimes. Global total fertility stood at more than five children per woman in 1964 and is well on its way toward below replacement levels, having now dropped to 2.415 children per woman as of 2018.

Given these facts, the U.S. will need to get a handle on immigration in order to avoid a demographic collapse. It will need to also reduce its military footprint abroad and scale back the welfare state as a means of freeing up funds to implement a paid leave program.

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