Hillary Clinton’s likely running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, received an “F” from the NRA in 2012 and, as Governor of Virginia, vetoed a bill that would have allowed Virginians to keep a gun in their cars for self-defense
Once Clinton made her VP decision public, Think Progress quickly pointed out that Kaine is “pro-gun control” and lauded both his “F” rating and his efforts to prevent Virginians from keep guns with them for self-defense.
Think Progress also cheered legislation Kaine introduced as Senator, which would have placed new restrictions and liabilities on Federal Firearms License holders (FFLs)–even to the point of holding FFLs liable for the misuse of guns sold to purchasers who pass an FBI background check. Breitbart News reported that Kaine put forth this legislation in September 2015, two weeks after Vester Lee Flanagan passed an FBI background check then used his gun to kill reporter Alison Parker on-air.
In other words, Kaine’s bill would hold FFLs liable for the misuse of products legally sold to FBI-approved customers.
Hillary Clinton has been vocal in pushing to allow crime victims to sue gun sellers and manufacturers over illegal gun use, even in situations where the guns were legally sold.
She is campaigning on a repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCCA). That act protects FFLs and gun manufacturers from frivolous suits brought in situations where the gun was manufactured legally and sold legally.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.