Skip to comments.Supreme Court Should Hear the Remington Appeal in the PLCAA case
Posted on 06/10/2019 1:49:09 PM PDT by marktwain
The Supreme Court should agree to hear the appeal of Remington against the Connecticut Supreme Court in their PLCAA decision.
The Connecticut Supreme Court, in a narrow 4-3 decision, ruled a civil case against Remington could go forward in spite of protections by the Protection of Legal Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) .
On May 3rd, 2019, the Connecticut Supreme Court granted a stay to the defendants while they appealed the case to the Supreme Court.
Congress explicitly forbid such lawsuits with the Protection of Legal Commerce in Arms Act .
The four judges in the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled the case could fall under the vague and broad Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA). The allegation is Remington violated CUTPA by marketing their rifles as being effective in combat, and the marketing was aimed at young people. The claim is the marketing promotes illegal activity. CUTPA forbids marketing that promotes illegal activity.
Such an advertisement only promotes illegal action if you believe militia use of such a firearm is illegal; if you believe training for military use should be illegal; if you believe being armed against tyranny should be illegal.
Unfortunately, a jury in Connecticut might be found which believes these things.
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Remington might have violated CUTPA, therefore the lawsuit could proceed on the theory if fit under one of the exceptions to the PLCAA.
(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...
The exception to the PLCAA is that a lawsuit can be filed if the seller violated the law when the rifle was sold.
The court ruled that Remington qualified as a "seller", even though separated from the sale by wholesaler and retailer, and the rifle in this case was stolen from the perp's murdered mother.
The court ruled the case could fit under the exception because Remington might have violated Connecticut's advertising law.
The appeal has yet to be filed.
“The Supreme Court should agree to hear the appeal of Remington..”
Of course they should just as they should have taken the silencer case. But will they? I doh’t trust the SCOTUS as far as I can throw myself.
PS the 4 CT judges should be executed too but they won’t. These friggin judges are destroying the country.
I just dont trust this SC with the 2nd. Roberts is just not to be trusted.
Hell;I live here and I would never buy anything made by Colt or any other Connecticut based Firearms manufacturer.
Connecticut needs to be penalized economically for violating or Rights. That's a great place to start.
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