Gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Justices issued a 4-3 decision that reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit and overturned a lower court ruling that the lawsuit was prohibited by a 2005 federal law that shields gun manufacturers from liability in most cases when their products are used in crimes.
The plaintiffs include a survivor and relatives of nine people killed in the massacre. They argue the AR-15-style rifle used by shooter Adam Lanza is too dangerous for the public and Remington glorified the weapon in marketing it to young people.
IT’S GOING TO BANKRUPT REMINGTON IF NOTHING ELSE!
This obvious ploy to destroy the Second Amendment would never make it past the Supreme Court of the United States, but don’t forget the Democrats plan to stack the court if they can when they win control.
This is no different than blaming a carmaker for an accident committed by a drunk driver. It’s absurd and illogical but this is a very liberal court.
The gun is legal.
If the fascist Democrats get our guns at the same time they are winning absolute power at the federal level, we will be in grave danger.
Remington is being sued for wrongful death by the families of victims in Sandy Hook, although the company had absolutely nothing to do with the horrific crime.
It is a precedent-setting lawsuit. If the litigants win, gun manufacturers will be held responsible for the crimes people commit with their product. If they don’t win, the company will possibly go out of business over the costs of the suit anyway. It’s a win-win for gun grabbers.
The concept behind the lawsuit is flawed. It is like suing Williams Sonoma for a woman killing her husband after hitting him over the head with one of their pots.
If this legal doctrine gains steam, particularly at the Federal appellate level, those wishing to exercise their Second Amendment rights could be in trouble. Gun companies found liable for senseless and unforeseeable tragedies could be litigated out of existence by lawsuit after lawsuit.
This case is meant to greatly weaken the rights and protections of gun makers with the ultimate goal of putting them out of business.