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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 26, 2005

Statement on S. 397, the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act"

On Wednesday, October 26, 2005, the President signed into law:

S. 397, the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act," which prohibits liability actions against firearms or ammunition manufacturers and sellers for unlawful misuse of their products; prohibits sale of a handgun unless the purchaser is provided with a secure gun storage or safety device; and provides for minimum sentences when armor piercing ammunition is used in certain crimes.

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President George W. Bush is joined by legislators, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, as he signs the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.  White House photo by Paul Morse