In what could be a major blow to our 2nd Amendment rights, Connecticut judge has just ruled that a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the gun used in the Sandy Hook shootings, and other companies, will not be dismissed and will move forward.
It’s a 2005 federal law that provides gun businesses general immunity from civil lawsuits. Connecticut State Judge Barbara Bellis rejected the gun companies’ motion.
The families are suing the maker, distributor and seller of the rifle, which the gunman used to kill 20 first-graders and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, in less than five minutes on December 14, 2012. They argue the rifle shouldn’t have been entrusted to the general public because it is a military-style assault weapon that is unsuited for civilian use. They say the gun companies knew—or should have known—about the high risks posed by the weapon, including the ability for a shooter to use it to inflict maximum casualties and serious injury.
“We are thrilled that the gun companies’ motion to dismiss was denied. The families look forward to continuing their fight in court,” Josh Koskoff, the plaintiffs’ lead attorney, said in a statement.
Andrew Mark Miller at Young Conservatives adds that if this case is ruled against the gun companies that would set a ridiculous precedent which could put many gun companies out of business. This would mean that every time someone is killed with a gun the gun company could be found liable.
That doesn’t exist anywhere else in society. Can you sue Ford if someone crashes into you? Of course not. Can you sue a knife company if someone is stabbed by one of their knives? Of course not.
A gun doesn’t hurt someone by itself. It takes a personal decision to make that happen. And when something tragic happens, the person is responsible for that crime. It’s not complicated.
This is the way things are trending in this country. If liberals had their way, guns would be confiscated and the 2nd Amendment would be done away with. That’s not a conspiracy theory either. President Obama openly praises Australia for their gun control and they confiscated guns.
Pay attention to what happens to this case. It’s an important one.
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