Skip to comments.Drive-By Lawsuits
Posted on 11/30/2004 11:08:49 AM PST by neverdem
Crime Prevention: Unable to repeal the right to bear arms, gun control advocates have tried to repeal the right to sell them, on the theory that if we disarm potential victims, gun violence would end.
In yet another victory for the concept of individual responsibility for one's actions and just plain common sense, the Illinois Supreme Court has unanimously rejected a lawsuit by the city of Chicago against 18 gun manufacturers, four distributors and 11 dealers. The city asserted that the firearms industry has created a "public nuisance," and asked for $433 million for health care and emergency services expenses.
The notion of individual responsibility for one's actions is completely foreign to those who support these lawsuits, which make about as much sense as suing Ford, GM, Chrysler or your local car dealer for providing the cars used in drive-by shootings.
These lawsuits are based on the bogus theory that gun manufacturers and dealers selling a legal product that functions as intended and is not defective should refrain from selling "too many" of them and "should know" what the purchasers intent is. They also argue that when some wind up in the wrong hands, it constitutes the creation of a "public nuisance."
Those filing such lawsuits hope one day to find an activist judge who shares their fantasies. Failing that, the hope is to impose legal costs that will bankrupt gun makers, gun dealers or both.
Gun-control advocates are free to file more such lawsuits elsewhere, which is why passage by Congress of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act is necessary.
While 28 such lawsuits have been defeated in other states, including Louisiana, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Georgia and Pennsylvania, similar cases are pending in Ohio, New York and Indiana. Since the first such lawsuit was filed, 33...
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I'm going to sue these gun-control freaks for the potential of potentially bringing harm to my family.
Republican President, Republican House, Republican Senate and no excuses.
I guess nobody told you about Senate dems and the filibuster as well as congress critters called RINOs. The House passed it the last time with a 2/3 margin IIRC. The Senate is the nut to crack where they amended it to death last March.