Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 53
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    carbon cty, Pennsylvania
    (Carbon County)
    Posts
    1,370
    Rep Power
    21474846

    Default Lawsuit aganst Remmington/ Sandy Hook

    .
    Gunmaker Remington can be sued over marketing of rifle used in Sandy Hook shooting, court rules



    HARTFORD, Conn. – Gunmaker 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.

    Remington has denied wrongdoing and previously insisted it can’t be sued under the federal law.

    The majority of the high court agreed with most of the lower court’s ruling and dismissed most of the lawsuit’s allegations, but allowed a wrongful marketing claim to proceed.

    “The regulation of advertising that threatens the public’s health, safety, and morals has long been considered a core exercise of the states’ police powers,” Justice Richard Palmer wrote for the majority.

    Lanza, 20, shot his way into the locked school in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012, and killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle, similar to an AR-15. He shot his mother to death in their Newtown home beforehand, and killed himself as police arrived at the school.

    Connecticut’s child advocate said Lanza’s severe and deteriorating mental health problems, his preoccupation with violence and access to his mother’s legal weapons “proved a recipe for mass murder.”



    Joshua Koskoff, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, told the state Supreme Court during arguments in November 2017 the Bushmaster rifle and other AR-15-style rifles were designed as military killing machines and should never have been sold to the public.

    “The families’ goal has always been to shed light on Remington’s calculated and profit-driven strategy to expand the AR-15 market and court high-risk users, all at the expense of Americans’ safety,” Koskoff said Thursday. “Today’s decision is a critical step toward achieving that goal.”

    Military-style rifles have been used in many other mass shootings, including in Las Vegas in October 2017 when 58 people were killed and hundreds more injured.

    The case was watched by gun rights supporters and gun control advocates across the country as one that could affect other cases accusing gunmakers of being responsible for mass shootings. Several groups, ranging from the National Rifle Association to emergency room doctors, submitted briefs to the court.

    The 2005 federal law, named the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, has been cited by other courts that rejected lawsuits against gunmakers and dealers in other high-profile shooting attacks, including the 2012 Colorado movie theater shooting and the Washington, D.C., sniper shootings in 2002.

    More: Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting anniversary brings reflection, after years of advocacy

    James Vogts, a lawyer for Remington, has cited the 2005 federal law and previously said the Bushmaster rifle is a legal firearm used by millions of people for hunting, self-defense and target shooting.

    Remington, based in Madison, North Carolina, filed for bankruptcy reorganization last year amid years of slumping sales and legal and financial pressure over the Sandy Hook school massacre.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...es/3162168002/
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 ........... United States v. Cruikshank

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    On top of a hill, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    6,904
    Rep Power
    21474848

    Default Re: Lawsuit aganst Remmington/ Sandy Hook

    The manufactures have federal protection and I believe the same people already lost when trying to sue Lucky Gunner and ended up having to pay them. Hell even Bernie Sanders agrees with them having protections from crimes they didn't commit and said so during his lat campaign.

    This is another group of activist judges who's end game is to keep this topic in the spot light and for the MSM to keep their 24/7 gums flapping with the tear jerking story and the actions of the disgusting protected gun manufactures and the "evil" gun lobby. These ass hats won congress back and will do anything to keep some kind of momentum going especially with 2020 coming up very soon.

    I can only wonder how many people Jack Daniels and Budwiser has killed over the years?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    I live in a van down by the river, Pennsylvania
    (Berks County)
    Age
    18
    Posts
    1,372
    Rep Power
    21474845

    Default Re: Lawsuit aganst Remmington/ Sandy Hook

    This ruling is wrong on so many levels. The comments in the article I read are disgusting. Cigarette companies are not allowed to market he way they used to. We will see where this leads. Hopefully the Supreme Court gets it right.
    I don't advocate for gun rights I advocate for people's rights.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    PA
    (Bucks County)
    Posts
    374
    Rep Power
    8544000

    Default Re: Lawsuit aganst Remmington/ Sandy Hook

    In libtard land we will all be safe.
    Guns that don't shoot
    Knives that don't cut
    Laws that people follow
    Cars that don't move
    Water that's not wet
    Cows that don't fart


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    West Chester, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    780
    Rep Power
    17406090

    Default Re: Lawsuit aganst Remmington/ Sandy Hook

    What did Remington do that was negligent?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    PIKE COUNTY, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    257
    Rep Power
    1464445

    Default Re: Lawsuit aganst Remmington/ Sandy Hook

    What happened to the Bush era laws? No manufacturer can be held liable for the use of it's products!
    I'm a Rep Virgin

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    On top of a hill, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    6,904
    Rep Power
    21474848

    Default Re: Lawsuit aganst Remmington/ Sandy Hook

    Quote Originally Posted by Square Bag View Post
    What happened to the Bush era laws? No manufacturer can be held liable for the use of it's products!
    It’s still there as well as precedent. It’s going to have to be presented to the Supreme Court and hope it gets accepted.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    I live in a van down by the river, Pennsylvania
    (Berks County)
    Age
    18
    Posts
    1,372
    Rep Power
    21474845

    Default Re: Lawsuit aganst Remmington/ Sandy Hook

    I hope some others are assisting Remington in the cost for defending this.
    I don't advocate for gun rights I advocate for people's rights.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    In the can, Pennsylvania
    (Montgomery County)
    Posts
    2,209
    Rep Power
    21474847

    Default Re: Lawsuit aganst Remmington/ Sandy Hook

    Every gun owner needs to vote Trump in for a 2nd term so that he can reinforce the Conservative majority in the Supreme Court.
    Otherwise this kind of stuff will be rubber stamped by Liberal Democrat judges and the 2A will be circumvented and rendered meaningless.
    We need every gun owner to vote pro gun in every election every year.
    How can you have any cookies if you don't drink your milk?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    next to my neighbor, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    9,443
    Rep Power
    21474858

    Default Re: Lawsuit aganst Remmington/ Sandy Hook

    Why dont they go after the killer?

Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 30
    Last Post: December 3rd, 2016, 09:18 AM
  2. Sandy Hook wrongful death lawsuit
    By Kcmpa in forum National
    Replies: 112
    Last Post: December 18th, 2014, 11:24 AM
  3. Sandy Hook video
    By Big5 in forum General
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: January 15th, 2013, 06:09 PM
  4. The next Sandy Hook gun ban drive..
    By PocketProtector in forum General
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: January 15th, 2013, 10:33 AM
  5. Replies: 20
    Last Post: December 29th, 2012, 10:22 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops