Christopher John on The Second Amendment

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Voting Record

Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

In 2003, Congress attempted to pass similar legislation as in 2005. The bill passed the House in a 285-140 vote. Christopher John voted in favor of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

Christopher John voted in favor of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

Amendment - Negligence

As an amendment to the 2003 Lawful commerce act, Congress sought to permit liability actions against firearms manufacturers, sellers, or trade associations for negligence. The amendment failed by a vote of 144-280. Christopher John voted against the amendment to permit lawsuits for negligence purposes.

Christopher John voted against the amendment to permit lawsuits for negligence purposes.

Amendment - Third Party

As another amendment to the 2003 Lawful Commerce Act, Congress sought to allow lawsuits to be brought against gun manufacturers and dealers for damages that are caused by the criminal misuse of that product by a third party if the firearm transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the recipient is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance or has been adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institution. The amendment failed by a vote of 134-289. Christopher John voted against the amendment to allow a lawsuit if the seller should have known the purchaser intended to use the gun illegally.

Christopher John voted against the amendment to allow a lawsuit if the seller should have known the purchaser intended to use the gun illegally.

Amendment - Conviction of Transferor

As another amendment to the 2003 Lawful commerce act, Congress sought to eliminate the requirement for the conviction of a transferor before a liability action could be taken. The amemdment failed 148-278. Christopher John voted against eliminating the requirement that the transferor be convicted before a liability action could be taken.

Christopher John voted against eliminating the requirement that the transferor be convicted before a liability action could be taken.

Gun Show Background Checks

In 1999, the House attempted to pass legislation to close a loophole that allows people to purchase firearms at gun shows without a background check. The Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act failed to pass in the house due to very little support from the Democrats and only moderate support from the Republicans. Christopher John voted against the Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act.

Christopher John voted against the Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-108; Bill Number-H R 1036; Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act - Cosponsor

To prohibit civil liability actions from being brought or continued against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages resulting from the misuse of their products by others.

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