FALSEHOOD #19: Biden falsely claimed that gun manufacturers are immune from lawsuits.
He said, “We should repeal the liability shield that often protects gun manufacturers from being sued for the death and destruction caused by their weapons… They’re the only industry in the country that has this kind of immunity. It’s outrageous. It must end.”
Biden made part of this false claim in a tweet and the other part on June 2, 2022, during a speech.
EXPLANATION: This is false. Although, gun manufacturers do have legal protections that safeguard them from various lawsuits, they are not immune to lawsuits. In addition, they are not the only industry that has extra legal protection for the products they release. For example, the manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccine had extra legal protection.
Putterman, S. (2022, June 8). Biden wrong on claim about gun manufacturers and liability protections. Politifact. Retrieved December 15, 2022, from https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2022/jun/08/joe-biden/biden-wrong-claim-about-gun-manufacturers-and-liab/
Phan, K. (2022, February 10). Despite Biden’s claim, gun makers can indeed be sued. AP NEWS. Retrieved December 15, 2022, from https://apnews.com/article/fact-checking-590518743186