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Connecticut Court Makes Outrageous Ruling Against Gun Manufacturers


The parents and survivors of the Sandy Hook massacre have been looking for legal redress ever since Adam Lanza destroyed so many lives on that tragic 2012 day. In many ways, their search for closure is an understandable one, even as they themselves know that no changed law and no civil judgement will ever bring their loved ones back. You can’t apply logic to grief, and you can’t exactly blame a parent who lost a child to a murderous psychopath for going on a quest for change.

You can, however, blame the judges who are apparently just as irrational.

Last week, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued one of the worst legal rulings in quite some time, determining that the families of Sandy Hook victims can move forward with a lawsuit against Remington, the manufacturer of the Bushmaster rifle Lanza used in the shooting. The decision is not only a slap in the face of the Second Amendment, it defies Congress’s Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which expressly protects firearms manufacturers from this kind of liability.

“The court ruled that the Sandy Hook families should have the opportunity to prove that Remington violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) by marketing what it knew was a weapon designed for military use to civilians such as Nancy and Adam Lanza,” reported the Hartford Courant.

But as John Hinderaker points out over at Powerline, there is no Second Amendment exception to guns manufactured for military use. In point of fact, he notes, “the 1911, designed by John Browning, was the standard U.S. military pistol for many years and remains one of the most popular pistol designs today.” The left likes to use this “weapons of war” argument in their political rhetoric, and that’s all well and good. It certainly plays well with the base. But it is not a legal argument and it holds exactly ZERO weight in terms of what the Second Amendment does and does not cover.

The other argument Democrats like to use is that by passing the PLCAA, Republicans in Congress somehow favored the gun industry with liability protections that no other industry has. This is plainly false. What the PLCAA did was give gun manufacturers the SAME, commonsense protections that EVERY other industry has. Unless you think Bowie should be sued every time someone stabs a fellow human with one of their knives. Unless you think Ford should be sued every time some lunatic plows into a crowd.

It is absurd that such a standard should exist, and federal law mandates that this ruling be struck down by the Supreme Court.

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  1. Hell then sue the airplane mfg that made the planes that hit the World trade Centers, and the forks that put food in all the fat people that have died from being over weight etc!! This is so stupid, the US has gone nuts!!

    • John, you are right about the US has gone nuts! We must stop catering to the looney left and their PC madness. We the people need to hold congress accountable for their treasonous acts, violating their oath of office. Remember congress shall make no laws that apply to the people and exempt themselves, but they have and still do. Ie, exempt from insider trading, refuse to protect our border and American citizens, fund sanctuary city’s who violate our laws, but the biggest one is their attempt to over throw a sitting President with fake dossier. This is a treasonous act. In the mean time the corrupt Clinton’s and Obama get a free pass for stuffing their pockets by selling Russia 20% of our Uranium. Go figure!

      • oh wow Bill you are so right. I do not see why we are allowing this bunch of traitors to sink our county. Send in the police, fbi, secret service, cia, federal marshals Army, Navy, Marines and just haul these idiots out of congress. That pelosi hag has lost her mind all she does is try to destroy the US. No, we are watching the destruction of The United States of America and doing nothing.

    • yes and kill all the democrats and rino republicans that want the illelegal mexixicans in our country first mitt romney 2nd mike lee the crooked mormon idiot and all the other 10

      • The Dems are ruining our laws, The Constitution and overall welfare of the American people and current registered voters. We the people will vote you out and pick better candidates that stand for the American people by attacking the Constitution and laws written by our forefathers is very wrong just for their own Agendas and not the American people as registered Voters. Without the American people and companies closing people losing their jobs. Everyone that’s true American see through this ideology and won’t vote for you when time is up or the American people can have the right to request these Officials to step down I worked for both parties. Now I am the point not vote anymore and my relatives. The American people voted for you to do the right thing while no one watches.

    • the judge in this ruling needs a mental health evaluation….whatever happened to personal responsibility?…..Oh no, a person that commits an illegal act isn’t responsible, it’s what he or she used to commit the act that is responsible..whether it’s a gun, a car, a knife, or a golf club…can’t hold the person responsible, when there are manufacturers with deep pockets that lawyers can sue. Just a corrupt, crooked, judge who should be censored….I hold that judge in CONTEMPT!

    • Congress needs cleaned out as well as the senate, to many of them think they can do as they please instead of doing their jobs as required, the liberal Judges need to be removed and lose all benefits ! The Dem’s aren’t doing their jobs because they are so intent on trying to screw Trump, kick them out for failure to do the jobs as required !

  2. Military weapons cannot be sold to citizens, the style is only a cover, the same as make up on a woman it make it like better, but it is still a semi auto which means for each round fired you have to pull the trigger each time, The one who should be sued and held responsible is the person who used it to commit these crimes and everyone that lost a love one should sue that person who did the shooting.

  3. What are they going to rule on next? Allowing someone to sue a car manufacture because a drunk driver killed a love one with a stolen car??

  4. The mention of Adam Lanza negates the judges’ argument. He obtain the rifle by murdering his mother. The weapon was not capable of fully automatic or select rate fire.

  5. Just another way to get around the 2nd Amendment.
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    Bankrupt the gun manufacturers and put them out of business, the anti-gun lobby will have succeeded in their efforts to get rid of guns.
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    This must be appealed to the Supreme Court and hopefully they will overturn this ill conceived ruling.

  6. When the Sheite Hits the Fan, we’ll find out that all the Dems. want to do, is to Disarm all the Republican Conservatives! Not the Lib Dems. Themselves! Everyone Knows, that Dems would NEVER own a Firearm, as Firearms are inherently EvIl! SARC!

  7. In light of all this lunacy, gun owners should then be able to bring multi-billion dollar law suits against gun control states for any damage to lives, or property resulting from any gun control or registration measure, plus the infringement on their constitutional rights, as well as against schools and law enforcement that forbid gun owners and teachers to protect children with firearms against loons who would harm them.

    • hooray for you!!! Now, who is the enemy?
      The CATHOLIC “C” traitors in the elected offices of the USA are intent in making the USA is just as failed as every nation south of the US border. In the past 50 years the CATHOLIC “C” bloc have have managed to install 7/9 hard core CATHOLIC “C” TRAITORS in the SCOTUS.
      The CATHOLIC “C” oppressors (R-) traitors is for making all abortion completely illegal.
      The CATHOLIC “C” oppressors (D-) traitors wants all guns outlawed just like in all other failed CATHOLIC “C” countries.
      No CATHOLIC “C” likes the Constitution.
      Both CATHOLIC “C” oppressors (R and D) want to let in an unlimited number of ILLEGAL ALIEN CATHOLIC INVADERS in the USA. Why is Trump the AMERICAN Patriot popular?
      They are ILLEGAL ALIEN CATHOLIC INVADERS. NO CATHOLIC is an AMERICAN.
      Vote for ANY CATHOLIC “C” and the borders will never be secured.

    • Veteran, that is a very possible grievance that could work in the courts with a class action suit. That may be good ammo to proposed gun laws coming down the pipe. Good point!

  8. Well then, we can sue Jeep and Hummer (their manufacturing companies) if someone is killed or hurt in a car accident involving one of them since both were “military” vehicles at one time. Makes sense to these judges. My suggestion is that, if they lose in court (SC), they do just like a crap garage does, close, then open under a different name. Ha, ha ..not us.

  9. The CATHOLIC “C” traitors in the elected offices of the USA are intent in making the USA is just as failed as every nation south of the US border. In the past 50 years the CATHOLIC “C” bloc have have managed to install 7/9 hard core CATHOLIC “C” TRAITORS in the SCOTUS.
    The CATHOLIC “C” oppressors (R-) traitors is for making all abortion completely illegal.
    The CATHOLIC “C” oppressors (D-) traitors wants all guns outlawed just like in all other failed CATHOLIC “C” countries.
    No CATHOLIC “C” likes the Constitution.
    Both CATHOLIC “C” oppressors (R and D) want to let in an unlimited number of ILLEGAL ALIEN CATHOLIC INVADERS in the USA. Why is Trump the AMERICAN Patriot popular?
    They are ILLEGAL ALIEN CATHOLIC INVADERS. NO CATHOLIC is an AMERICAN.
    Vote for ANY CATHOLIC “C” and the borders will never be secured.

  10. Confirming once again the old adage: When Looneyeffin Liberals get into positions of authority, strange things happen.

  11. You hit the nail on the head. I m a rtired master gunny sgt and a scout sniper in recon for 30 years of service in the USMC. My wepon never killed anyone my traing and triger finger got the job done. Guns donot kill anyone PEOPLE do.Semper Fi

  12. Gun manufacturers should abandon ALL Northeastern states and the West coast states much like MAGPUL left Colorado. Good jobs that should be located in states that support the 2nd Amendment. I encourage Conservative states to court the firearms manufacturing industry and take the jobs and tax payments out of New York, Illinois, California, etc. Eventually, workers and manufacturers will leave these states anyway.

  13. I’m going to sue all the manufacturing companie and snack cake companies for my diabetes. Then sue the meat and pork industries for my high cholesterol levels. Then im am sueing all the left wing media for my insomnia due to their twisting the trueth and down right lies i tell. Boy! Iam going to be rich!!!!

  14. This story ties in with a letter my husband & I received last week. As members of the NRA, we were shocked to learn that NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared war on the NRA with the promise to “put the NRA out of business”. Cuomo has set aside $168 billion State budget for NY state regulators to use in order to ‘Shutdown the NRA’ by using blacklist & blackmail tactics. Their first line of attack was implemented by sending messages to ALL major financial institutions & insurance companies in America, that they must cut ties with the NRA or be prepared for the onslaught of numerous investigations by NY Government agents that will harass & persecute them into submission. What that means is that no Bank will do business with the NRA, leaving them no way to accept NRA membership dues, pay for advertisements, the salary of employees or even the electric bill. Without Insurance coverage, Shooting Ranges, Hunting clubs, Gun Stores across America will have no other choice but to shut down their business. Along with Gov. Cuomo, former Gov. Michael Bloomberg has taken on the task of using his billions of dollars to stop the NRA efforts to protect our Second Amendment Rights. That means that we will not be able to purchase a gun & that those we have will be confiscated by the Government. A suit in U.S. District Court, ‘NRA vs Andrew Cuomo’ has been filed, asking the court to immediately and permanently shut down Cuomo’s actions meant to destroy the NRA. I think what we have read about the Connecticut Court decision is proof of just how far the Anti-gun Liberals, Democrats & bullies will go to deny us our right to protect our home & family. Many people in my area use hunting rifles to provide food for their family. We were warned by our Founding Fathers that such actions are the definition of Government Tyranny. If you are not a member of the NRA, now might be the time to join or maybe just sent a donation or write a letter to your States government officials, demanding an investigation of the Un-Constitutional actions taken by Cuomo & Bloomberg. I don’t have the means to fight them alone. I will support the NRA in their efforts to SAVE our Second Amendment Rights & the options of how I can & want to protect what is mine. We are Senior Citizens that felt, due to the increase in gangs, drugs and murders in our community, that we needed protection. We took & passed the course required to obtain our CCP then bought what we carry. Senior citizens should not be put in this kind of position here in the United States of America.

  15. Too bad no one is sueing for the government to fund more mental health organizations or FBI to pick up on the ‘red flags’ these crazies put up online before they act. We keep getting told…..if you see something….say something!!! Half the time there is NO investigation and weapons aren’t removed from people who have these problems! Maybe if schools spent a little less on sports and a lot more for good mental health workers or catching bullies…. some of this could be dealt with BEFORE it happens.

    • What about suing the government FED/ Local every time an illegal kills a US citizen and they should also face criminal charges

    • EXACTLY…we as US citizens DO NOT recieve anything in return for the money that we are asked to spend on school Sports programs…these programs are consistently given a bulk sum of money(taxpayer money) to promote nothing more than brutal “winning is everything” games that have proven un-healthy for their most strident pupils…imagine if we put the BILLIONS if not TRILLIONS of dollars we put into Sports, into self awareness programs and helping other feel good about themselves, instead of making “IDOLS” out of football, basketball, and baseball players, who have devoted themselves to earning MILLIONS of dollars, instead of respecting themselves and the integrity of the game…what a waste of time and energy if you ask me!!!

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