Skip to comments.Gun Owner's House Targeted by Burglars
Posted on 01/14/2013 7:01:21 PM PST by Kaslin
In the wake of a deplorable decision by the Journal News to publish the names and addresses of law-abiding citizens with gun permits, a home in White Plains, NY was targeted by burglars attempting to steal the guns
If a New York victim of gun violence is to be allowed the right to sue a gun manufacturers and distributor, for argument's sake, wouldn't it seem that the victim of the White Plains crime would have a strong case for suing the Journal News? After all, in both cases, criminal third parties took the product provided by the businesses at issue and misused it for criminal purposes. If gun manufacturers and distributors are liable for crimes committed with their product (guns), shouldn't newspapers be liable for crimes committed with theirs (information) when it is recklessly and negligently provided, and a reasonable person would realize that there is a substantial likelihood that it will result in injury or danger, especially to private citizens who have done nothing to merit particular scrutiny?
Sure, there are First Amendment rights that deserve protection. But there are Second Amendment rights, too. Both should be protected, but neither should be abused.
Once the trial lawyers get their commie pals on Capitol Hill to pass a “law” allowing “victims” to sue the gun manufacturers, all hell is going to break loose. “Victims” of automobile accidents will then be able to sue Government Motors and the other manufacturers. The morons on Capitol Hill might not want to open that can ‘o’ worms.
Sometime in the future we might read headlines like: “Burglar’s home targeted by gun owners.” I can only hope.
How about “Burglars Use Stolen Guns to Rob Journalists in their Homes”
How about “Burglar killed by Homeowner with AR-15”
Another headline I would like to see!
Excellent point. I am a firm believer in using the left’s tactics against them.
How about the gunowner SUES THE PANTS OFF of the yellow rag that calls itself a paper that printed this?
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