Vice President Kamala Harris proved her worth on Tuesday evening during President Joe Biden's State of the Union speech - not for her "stellar" work at the U.S. southern border, because she hasn't done much - but by displaying her dismay at not being able to sue gun manufacturers for the actions of the criminals that might use their products.
Even though the parents of the children who were shot and killed during the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012 reached a $73 million settlement in February with the insurance companies who represented now-defunct Remington Arms, Biden erroneously spoke about repealing the liability shield for gun manufacturers despite the lawsuit that the aforementioned Sandy Hook parents settled.
"Look, repeal the liability shield that makes gun manufacturers the only industry in America that can't be sued - the only one," Biden said, to which Harris could be seen mouthing the words "It's a shame."
It would be "a shame" if it weren't for the successful lawsuit mentioned above.
According to a 2019 NPR article on the lawsuit, the outlet reported the following:
The families first filed their lawsuit in December 2014, saying the Bushmaster rifle never should have been sold to the public because it is a military-style weapon.[...]
The 2005 federal law that shields gun companies from liability has several exceptions — including one allowing lawsuits against a gun-maker or seller that knowingly violates state or federal laws governing how a product is sold or marketed.