Skip to comments.Bushmaster responds to Brady Groups False Claim of Victory
Posted on 09/10/2004 2:19:12 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
Thursday September 9, 2004 9:24AM est
Windham, Maine -- The Washington DC Brady Group would have you believe they won some kind of victory! The Brady Group brought this lawsuit not for the victims, but for their anti-gun agenda. The Brady Group asked for the settlement conference after reviewing all the evidence they knew they could not be successful in court and they wanted to stop paying lawyer fees.
The Brady Group sent a second tier lawyer to the settlement conference with nine demands on Bushmaster regarding business practices and Bushmaster denied them all. We then gave the Brady Group our statement that we support the BATF licensing requirements to be a Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) holder and our support for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) safety programs, and they accepted our statement. We did not agree and would not agree to change the way we do business or make any additional demands of our customers. We were emphatic that Bushmaster did not commit any wrong doings.
The attorney for our insurance company was at the settlement conference and informed us that about half of our policy limits had been spent on trial lawyers. It was the insurance companys position that all of the limit would be spent on this case, and therefore turned the funds over to Bushmaster to use as we saw fit removing the insurance company from the case. Our choice was to continue spending it on trial lawyers or turn it over directly to the victims families with no funds going to the Brady Group for their legal fees.
We felt the compassionate thing to do was give it to the victims families, not because we had to but because we wanted to. The Washington DC Brady Group should learn what compassion is really all about!
Bushmaster strongly believes and vigorously supports the rights of citizens to own and use firearms, and the settlement of this case in no way compromises that stand. The Brady Groups attempt at claiming a victory over firearms manufacturers is a hollow one with no substance. Their attempt to eliminate gun rights of citizens has failed legislatively and will continue to fail with these frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers.
I hadn't seen this yet.
I was wondering why Bushmaster made the payment. I felt it sent a wrong message and would have liked to see them fight the lawsuit. Their explaination is helpful but the general public will probably assume that Bushmaster assumed a measure of guilt by making the payment.
I think they didn't want to risk losing a lawsuit which could have been much worse.
minimize the loss...
Good for them, yes. But it still looks like a CYA after the fact.
I think I'll help Bushmaster out. One can never have too much fun, too much money or too many guns.
This has nothing to do with guilt or anything else.
These were rational people deciding they'd rather see money go to people [however undeserving]...ANY people..instead of LAWYERS.
Like throwing the treasure chest overboard over the Alutian Trench rather than allowing the bad guys to get it.
Nothing more, nothing less.
anything they dont approve of they either try to
1) get some liberal judge to legistate from the bench (making up NEW interpretations of the law to suit their views),
2) pass new & deliberately vague laws against it,
3) sue the poor folks and hope that they can bleed them into submission or worse,
4) get some Jessee Jackson type to do a shakedown
I like those AR-10 clones, but 1835 bucks! Too rich for my blood. I'll just stick with my L1A1.