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According to the Associated Press, Joe Biden “related a faulty Democratic talking point about guns in his first State of the Union speech, made his plan on electric vehicles sound more advanced than it is and inflated the sweep of his infrastructure package. On several fronts, he presented ambitions as achievements.”

Biden told Congress to pass several anti-gun plans, of course, and then he said, “Repeal the liability shield that makes gun manufacturers the only industry in America that can’t be sued, the only one.”

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The AP found that this was not true:

“THE FACTS: That’s false. While gun manufacturers do have legal protections from being held liable for injuries caused by criminal misuse of their weapons thanks to the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, they are not exempt or immune from being sued.”

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The law, the AP pointed out, “lays out exceptions where manufacturers or dealers can be held liable for damages their weapons cause, such as defects or damages in the design of the gun, negligence, or breach of contract or warranty regarding the purchase of a gun.”

Later in the speech Biden called on Congress to “ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”

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