Congressional Democrats want to overturn a law blocking civil lawsuits against those who make and sell guns and ammunition when those products are used illegally to commit crimes.

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act was passed in 2005 and signed into law by President George W. Bush.

The measure to overturn that law is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff of California and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

But Colorado’s own U.S. Rep. Jason Crow is taking credit for the effort, blasting in a press release that he is actually leading the charge, not the actual sponsors.

We suspect when the bill is actually filed, Crow’s name will show up as a cosponsor, along with hundreds of other Democrats.

But we digress.

Crow compares guns to the tobacco industry and declares it the new health crisis, and demands manufacturers be held accountable by taking their money when products sold legally are used illegally.

By Crow’s reasoning, we should also sue automakers when cars kill people, take knife makers to court when those weapons are used, and litigate lighter companies or subpoena Mother Earth when fire or lightening kill.

Essentially, Democrats think they can ban guns and ammo and put gun dealers out of work by suing them out of existence.