Remington Shouldn’t Have To Appeal To The Supreme Court Over Sandy Hook, But They Are

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You’ve heard about the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting a few years ago. You’ve heard about the horror of it because the news media and anti-gunner politicians use the awful things that happened that day to push people for a knee-jerk emotional reaction to get them to support gun control.

What you may not know is that there are people trying to sue firearm manufacturers for the evil actions of the Sandy Hook shooter. Dave Collins gives us the details:

The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal Thursday of a state ruling against the company.

Remington Arms, based in Madison, North Carolina, cited a much-debated 2005 federal law that shields firearms manufacturers from liability in most cases when their products are used in crimes.

Gunman Adam Lanza opened fire at the Newtown, Connecticut, school with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle on Dec. 14, 2012, killing 20 first graders and six educators. The 20-year-old gunman earlier shot his mother to death at their Newtown home, and killed himself as police arrived at the school. The rifle was legally owned by his mother.

A survivor and relatives of nine victims filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Remington in 2015, saying the company should have never sold such a dangerous weapon to the public and alleging it targeted younger, at-risk males in marketing and product placement in violent video games.

Here’s what is crazy about this lawsuit: Nobody would consider filing a lawsuit against Freitliner or any other tractor trailer manufacturer because a truck driver lost control of their rig and hit another vehicle. Nobody would sue Nike or any other shoe manufacturer because a criminal wore that brand of running shoes when they assaulted someone else.

But these people want to say that gun manufacturers are guilty of the actions of their customers or, in the case of the Sandy Hook shooting, of people who killed other people and stole the guns so that they could use the guns in a mass shooting.

In other words, these people suing Remington want us to believe that Remington is responsible for the Sandy Hook shooter stealing a gun and doing terrible things.

Remington shouldn’t have to deal with this court challenge, but, sadly, in this day and age, they do. Hopefully, the Supreme Court will have their collective heads screwed on straight and give Remington the victory when this case comes before them.

24 COMMENTS

  1. Bad Photo to use with the finger inside the trigger housing while drawing the firearm. A very good way to shoot yourself.

  2. The whole case is bloody ridiculous. If someone steals your car and kills someone with it does the law allow the manufaturer to be sued? Of course not. Same with guns; somebody steals your gun and uses it in a crime then that is ***not*** your fault. And certainly not the manufacturer’s fault either. Once you sell something then you lose all control over it.

      • You are exactly correct in a way. At first glance, someone that has common sense thinks that anyone doing this can’t possibly have common sense or logic as you put it.
        what is logic?
        Definition of logic

        1a(1) : a science that deals with the principles and criteria of validity of inference and demonstration : the science of the formal principles of reasoning a professor of logic
        (2) : a branch or variety of logic modal logic Boolean logic
        (3) : a branch of semiotics especially : syntactics
        (4) : the formal principles of a branch of knowledge the logic of grammar
        b(1) : a particular mode of reasoning viewed as valid or faulty She spent a long time explaining the situation, but he failed to see her logic.
        (2) : relevance, propriety could not understand the logic of such an action
        c : interrelation or sequence of facts or events when seen as inevitable or predictable By the logic of events, anarchy leads to dictatorship.

        I guess some of this would pertain to this discussion. How about common sense? Choose the Right Synonym for common sense

        sense, common sense, judgment, wisdom mean ability to reach intelligent conclusions. sense implies a reliable ability to judge and decide with soundness, prudence, and intelligence. a choice showing good sense common sense suggests an average degree of such ability without sophistication or special knowledge. common sense tells me it’s wrong judgment implies sense tempered and refined by experience, training, and maturity. they relied on her judgment for guidance wisdom implies sense and judgment far above average.

        Possibly more closely the term I am looking fore. It’s hard to agree or understand someone that is totally devoid of common sense. I find whin discussing “gun control” when in fact the proper turm should be “confiscation” and rendering a people devoid of a basic GOD (YHVH) given right. That RIGHT being. FREEDOM. Also the GOD given right to LIFE, LIBERTY, THE RIGHT TO PROTECT ONES SELF, FAMILY, FRIENDS EVEN OTHER INNOCENT PEOPLE. Most of those that want us limitted in how we protect ourselves against those that care less about laws. They have a fully automatic weapons. The LIBERALS/DEMOCRATS/SOCIALISTS AND YES COMMUNISTS that are pushing to do away with our very CONSTITUTION. Where is their sense? Could it be that they want ALL THE CONTROL. Just like all the other socialist/communist/dictator governments. Think about this if you have COMMON SENSE. You may want to also consider reading the King James Bible. The author of that FINE book knows ALL about these terms.

  3. These families that have been “egged-on” by the anti-gun hooligans(lawyers) MUST be responsible for ALL costs entailed for this FRIVILLIGE CHARGE. This case must be discharged with prejudiced and never allowed to be brought up again.

  4. Just like these gun grabbers they have sold there souls so now we should sue them when theses gun free zones kill people

    • The anti-gunners will DEPLORE this TOTALLY unforeseen turn of events because they FINALLY got rid of those EVIL guns, and that SHOULD have taken care of the problem FOREVER.
      So it’s not THEIR fault.
      I mean, they tried so HARD to do what they KNEW was the ANSWER to stop GUN VIOLENCE.

      side note: -Insanity may be defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

  5. The result of the case is not what they are seeking. They want to tie up the company in court costs so they go bankrupt.

  6. The shooter made a cognizant choice to kill people. He could have gotten any gun on the market. This time if just happened to be Remington. The shooter is the only one responsible for the shooting.

  7. Does this mean if someone gets intoxicated on alcohol gets behind the wheel of a Cadillac Escalade ,and has a horrific accident killing an entire family , General Motors gets sued? God sabe this country from the libtards trying to turn it into a SOCIALIST BANANA REPUBLIC !!!!!

  8. These people need to be suing big pharma for making the mind altering drugs and the Doctors for prescribing it to this loon.

  9. This law suit is sooooo stupid! People just want money. Not the guns fault! Or the manufacturer! Period! Case should be thrown out ASAP! I often wonder if the deep state is behind most of the shootings in some way shape or form.? Funny how most of this really came on under the Obama administration. I’m not pointing fingers.. Just wondering.

  10. Adam Lanza did not buy or own the weapons he used during his crime. He murdered the Lawful Purchaser to gain access to the firearms (doesn’t matter that it was his mother). Remington’s marketing strategy had no influence over Adam Lanza at all, simply because he wasn’t the owner. This is so obvious I question the CT Supreme Court’s reasoning all together.

  11. The lawsuit and case are irrelevant. Sandy Hook was a hoax. Never happened. There is still not 1 single piece of physical evidence in the case. Not 1. Not an autopsy, not 1 picture, not 1 actual grave(not talking about tombstones). Every lawsuit that has been dropped against those calling out this hoax. So-called parents of the victims back away from the courts every time. Don’t be fooled. Do your homework.

  12. So If the manufacturer is held liable does it mean the shooter goes free ( if they live through it ) because they were influenced by the gun. Interesting thought. That in itself would encourage more people to give it a try.

  13. I clearly remember the first officer(s) on the scene saying a handgun was used. It was not until after the car was searched that the claim of the Bushmaster being the weapon used.

  14. Well not every sleaze bag ambulance chaser can be a democ=rat politician, so some of them have to find ways to make a living off of other peoples tragedies.

  15. Common Sense needs to prevail in these shootings…..the Firearms used are just TOOLS for these MANIACS & PSYCHOS used to carry out their Vile, Evil Acts and the CONCENTRATION needs to be put on PEOPLE…..I think we can all agree that Criminals and certain people should never have access to firearms and that is what everyone’s energy needs to put toward…..I wonder how many people realize that GUNS are not the most common “Tool” used to kill people….do a search on the subject and you could be surprised! Should we ban all knives, rocks, bats, ropes/cords and HANDS?

  16. Explain to me how you can sue the gun maker in that the shooter killed and stole the rifle from his mother and then went and shoot up the school.And being crazy would never been allowed to buy one over the counter? Then these idiots sue breaking a law about suing the makers over a crazy boy not able to buy one in the first place? Only liberals can see justice in all this confusion of law breaking.

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