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No surprise here!  George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist, is funding the greatest assault on the right to keep and bear arms that America has ever seen, and with a president who is extremely confident with violating nearly half of the Bill of Rights to take guns from Americans, no one is safe and no member of a political party is to be trust.

The Washington Fre Beacon reports:

The Open Society Policy Center is Soros’s D.C.-based 501(c)4 nonprofit that works on domestic and international advocacy and is affiliated with the much larger Open Society Foundations. The center has poured nearly $9 million into lobbying a range of issues so far this year.

Soros’s group reported spending $2.6 million on lobbying throughout the first quarter, covering international, military, and appropriations issues. In addition, the center moved into gun control advocacy and reported lobbying on “issues related to a bill to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.”

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) was passed as a bulwark against frivolous lawsuits attempting to hold gun companies responsible for criminal acts committed by third parties—sometimes decades after the first legal sale of the firearm.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the gun industry’s trade group, pushed to pass the bill in 2005. The group said the legal protections are necessary to keep gun control activists from bankrupting the industry through suits they believe have no legal standing.

However, Mark Oliva, a spokesman for the group, told the Washington Free Beacon:

“The National Shooting Sports Foundation worked with Congress to get the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act passed with broad bipartisan support and signed into law by President George W. Bush.  This law correctly protects the firearms industry against frivolous lawsuits that seek claims against manufacturers for the criminal misuse of a firearm. Those who commit crimes with a firearm are the ones who bear the responsibility for the horrific effects of their actions. The PLCAA ensures this is the case.”

Oliva is exactly correct.

“Seeking redress against a firearms manufacturer instead of the criminal is no different than a drunk-driving victim holding Ford responsible for that crime,” he added.

I don’t recall anyone going after rental trucks after Islamic jihadis, heeding the call by the Islamic State, mowed down innocent people around the world with rented vehicles, do you?

Nope, and the media is complicit in all of it, seeking to make guns the criminals in all of this rather than the individuals who commit the crime with a gun.  Furthermore, I don’t hear anyone, except yours truly, calling for an end to the public worship and proselytization of Islam.

The Free Beacon added:

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.”

Schiff previously appeared at a secretive gathering of Democracy Alliance, the left’s largest donor club cofounded by Soros, in D.C. last November. He gave the group a closed-door briefing, the Free Beacon reported. The president of Democracy Alliance, Gara LaMarche, was previously the director of Soros’s lobbying outfit and now sits on its board of directors.

The Senate version of Schiff’s bill was introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.), also to “repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.”

Soros has drastically ramped up his lobbying efforts since Donald Trump took office. The financier broke his yearly lobbying record within the first three quarters of 2018 and pushed a total of $31,520,000 into advocacy efforts that year. Gun control has become a higher priority for Soros-funded groups in recent months.

“The Open Society Foundations supported several groups working to reform gun laws in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, but this issue has not been a major area of emphasis for the foundations in the past because other organizations have been and are focused on this effort,” said Jonathan Kaplan, the communications officer for the Open Society Policy Center. “In the past few months, we have held discussions with Congressional staff about the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.”

Mac Slavo rightly points out, “Bankrupting the firearms industry with frivolous lawsuits is only one-way tyrants are attempting to disarm people.  The U.S. is seeking to enstate a social credit score much like Communist China’s and it could very well be used to deny self-defense rights to people.  If you disagree with the political establishment, you won’t be allowed to own a gun.  That’s a slippery slope if ever there was one.”

Article posted with permission from Sons Of Liberty Media

Tim Brown

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