Post Reply Judge dismisses case against gunmaker in Sandy Hook massacre
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Posted 10/14/16 , edited 10/22/16
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSKBN12E2HL


The lawsuit, filed in December 2014 and seeking unspecified financial damages, said the AR-15 military-syle assault weapon used in the attack in Newtown, Connecticut, should never have been sold to the gunman's mother, Nancy Lanza, because it had no reasonable civilian purpose.


I believe this was the right decision because it's like suing Chevrolet for selling someone a Corvette which is then used to plow into a daycare. Not Chevy's fault for making a 190mph pseudo-supercar.
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Bahahaha
Whoever filed it should be forced to pay any legal fees the manufacturer has racked up.

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Considering the laws on the books, this should be a surprise to noone.
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If it's a military style weapon that's sold en masse to civillians then why would you think you would have a case based on it not having any reasonable civilian purpose?
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octorockandroll wrote:

If it's a military style weapon that's sold en masse to civillians then why would you think you would have a case based on it not having any reasonable civilian purpose?


That would be true if it was a military weapon. Problem is that it's not a military weapon. Those have been strictly regulated in the United States since 1934.

You may be referring to what gun ban enthusiasts call an 'assault weapon' which is not a military weapon and its differences from a normal sport rifle are purely cosmetic.
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Posted 10/14/16

Ravenstein wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

If it's a military style weapon that's sold en masse to civillians then why would you think you would have a case based on it not having any reasonable civilian purpose?


That would be true if it was a military weapon. Problem is that it's not a military weapon. Those have been strictly regulated in the United States since 1934.

You may be referring to what gun ban enthusiasts call an 'assault weapon' which is not a military weapon and its differences from a normal sport rifle are purely cosmetic.


I was simply referring to the terminology employed by the article.
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Liberals like to call any firearm that is not a musket an assault weapon.
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Are you saying that a musket isn't an assault weapon?
Posted 10/15/16 , edited 10/15/16
Ah yes, the AR-15 that I watched get invented live on TV. Well good, I'm glad something that never existed didnt have its manufacturer blamed. I clearly remember Lt Vance saying 2 handguns he went in with and they found a long gun in the trunk and then wouldnt answer what kind of gun it was - then cue 50 questions from reporters was it an assault rifle, by the end of the day, the story changed and he went in there and shot up the school with the AR. But that shotgun in the trunk stayed, all of a sudden its not contradictory that they were asking about something in the trunk, that couldnt possibly have been returned there by the perp...

Then they destroy the entire school so fast its not even funny. Well yeah, cant let people reexamine forensic evidence after a story has been crafted?
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Posted 10/21/16 , edited 10/22/16
they didn't counter sue the parents for pain and suffering in return ? add in time and money in it too!

some psycho used a truck to mowed down people in Nice.. maybe the family of the victims should sue the car company that made that truck..

victims of the boston marathon's bombers should sue the company that made the slow cookers too

next i want the ability to sue the parents of the kids commiting the crimes in return.. if your son/daughter killed someone.. the parents should also be in jail!! no ?
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I blame giving everybody trophies and Ralph Nader.
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