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  • Bushmaster to Appeal Sandy Hook Gun Ruling to SCOTUS

    04/11/2019 5:51:55 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 4/10/2019 | Liz Sheld
    A panel of Connecticut judges ruled that nine victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting can sue Bushmaster despite a law that shields gun manufacturers from lawsuits. The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) protects firearms companies from liability regarding the use of their product in a crime. Suing a gun manufacturer for criminal use of their product would be like suing a car company because a car they manufactured was involved in a vehicular homicide or used as transportation to a murder or assault. But really, who cares about that when you have a political agenda?
  • Sandy Hook lawsuit against AR-15 maker could actually reach the Supreme Court

    04/01/2019 1:31:30 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 23 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 4/1/19 | Jon Dougherty
    We have tons of empathy for any parent who loses a child, particularly a very young child and, more specifically, to a crazed person who comes to their elementary school and kills them. So we understand that the parents whose children were killed by a mentally disturbed Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook, Conn., in 2012 want to blame something, someone, for their losses. But surviving families have singled out the gun manufacturer to blame, and honestly, now it all just looks political because the company — Bushmaster Firearms — is the least responsible for those 26 deaths.
  • The evil of Sandy Hook (Jeremy Richman suicide) VANITY

    03/25/2019 11:20:03 AM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 29 replies
    Me | 03/25/2019 | ModernDayCato
    Evil never stops destroying. Jeremy Richman was a good guy. We chatted once a week at one of my local hangouts where he would appear with his beautiful daughter usually dressed as a princess and his eighteen month old son. We talked about the usual stuff people casually acquainted speak of — the weather, town politics and kids. He was a warm and friendly person. We spoke several times before someone told me he had lost a daughter in the shooting. Jeremy and his family started a foundation named after their daughter Arielle, and the foundation offices were in the...
  • Dad of Sandy Hook school shooting victim dies in apparent suicide

    03/25/2019 9:25:23 AM PDT · by CtBigPat · 62 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/25/2019 | [Good Morning America] BENJAMIN STEIN and EMILY SHAPIRO
    Jeremy Richman, the father of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim, was found dead Monday morning from an apparent suicide, according to police in Newtown, Connecticut. Richman's 6-year-old daughter, Avielle Richman, was among the 26 children and educators killed in the Dec. 14, 2012, mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
  • Court rules AR-15 gun maker can be sued over Sandy Hook shooting

    03/14/2019 11:21:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 53 replies
    kvue ^ | Mar. 14, 2019 | Dave Collins
    HARTFORD, Conn. — Gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Justices issued a 4-3 decision that reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit and overturned a lower court ruling that the lawsuit was prohibited by a 2005 federal law that shields gun manufacturers from liability in most cases when their products are used in crimes. The plaintiffs include a survivor and relatives of nine people killed in the massacre. They argue the AR-15-style rifle...
  • Sandy Hook lawsuit against gun maker Remington can proceed: Court

    03/14/2019 11:00:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2019 | David Sherfinski
    The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday said a lawsuit challenging how Remington marketed the rifle used in the December 2012 Newtown school shooting can proceed, overturning a lower court’s outright dismissal of the case. In a 4-3 opinion, the court narrowly ruled that families of victims of the Newtown school shooting can challenge whether Remington violated trade practices in how it marketed the AR-15-style rifle used in the shooting. “The regulation of advertising that threatens the public’s health, safety, and morals has long been considered a core exercise of the states’ police powers,” Justice Richard Palmer wrote for the majority....
  • Alex Jones ordered to disclose Infowars business records in Sandy Hook civil suit

    01/12/2019 3:07:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 112 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, January 12, 2019 | Andrew Blake
    Alex Jones on Friday lost his bid to shield internal Infowars records sought by lawyers suing him on behalf of the families of several victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Ruling from Connecticut State Superior Court, Judge Barbara Bellis granted requests for business documents desired by attorneys suing the Texas-based media personality and Infowars publisher for defamation. “From the beginning, we have alleged that Alex Jones and his financial network trafficked in lies and hate in order to profit from the grief of Sandy Hook families. That is what we intend to prove, and...
  • I don't get out too often. (Sandy Hook Vanity)

    12/14/2018 5:03:38 PM PST · by Celerity · 15 replies
    Self | 12/14/18 | Self
    I don't have TV or any kind of subscription - I get news and info on my own accord. But I've noticed that today people have been oddly silent on the 6th anniversary of the horrible shooting in Sandy Hook. Has anyone seen anything ? Even Google didn't doodle anything about it.
  • Fmr Obama Officials Discussed How to Politicize Sandy Hook for Gun Control Before Victims Were..

    05/24/2018 1:00:59 PM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | AWR HAWKINS
    A Freedom of Information Act request by the Baltimore Post reveals that former Obama White House officials discussed how best to exploit the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack for gun control before the victims of said attack were even buried. The strategizing took place between Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Chicago Mayor, former Obama White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel (D). The Post published an email thread shared by Duncan and Emanuel on December 16, 2012: At 6:57PM EST on December 16, 2012, Duncan wrote to Emanuel in a message titled “CT shootings.” Duncan asked the Chicago mayor,...
  • Former White House staff emails reveal thoughts amid one of the nation’s school tragedy

    05/23/2018 11:44:09 AM PDT · by MNDude · 19 replies
    When tragedy struck a Newtown, Connecticut community five and a half years ago, an unimaginable nightmare unfolded while the country looked on in horror. During a roughly 10 minute period, the native Chicagoans exchanged seven messages two days following the massacre, in which Mayor Emanuel, who had previously served as President Barrack Obama’s chief of staff, advised Secretary Duncan on what position he should take on the Sandy Hook shootings. At 6:57PM EST on December 16, 2012, Duncan wrote to Emanuel in a message titled “CT shootings.” Duncan asked the Chicago mayor, “What are your thoughts?” Five minutes later, Emanuel...
  • Sandy Hook Parents Sue Alex Jones for Defamation

    04/18/2018 9:06:49 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 72 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 17, 2018 | MATTHEW HAAG
    Three parents whose children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 filed a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday against Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who has long claimed the shooting was “completely fake” and a “giant hoax” perpetrated by opponents of the Second Amendment.
  • America’s Oldest Gun Maker Files For Bankruptcy

    03/27/2018 8:25:39 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 25 replies
    Red Right Videos ^ | March 26, 2018 | Tori McNabb
    Remington Outdoor Company has officially filed for bankruptcy since suffering sales and a lawsuit from the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting. According to reports, Remington plans to hand it all over to its creditors with the hopes of writing off most of their debt. Cerberus Capital Management LP bought Remington for $118 million in 2007, assuming $252 million in debt in the process. Remington was founded in New York in 1816 but is now based out of North Carolina. The company who bought it, Cerberus Capital Management, created a holding company, Freedom Group, who rolled it into other manufacturers it...
  • Rick Santorum: Teens should learn CPR instead of protesting for 'phony gun laws'

    03/25/2018 6:17:10 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 26 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 3/25/18 | Nikki Scwab
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said Sunday that student activists should take a CPR class instead of protesting for stricter gun laws. During a panel discussion on CNN's State of the Union, Santorum suggested the kids were 'looking to someone else to solve their problem' 'They took action to ask someone to pass a law,' the former lawmaker said, calling gun control laws 'phony' Santorum was met with criticism by activists, including the daughter of the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School and David Hogg of Parkland, Fla Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum suggested that the students who took to...
  • Junk Science: “Surge” of Accidental Gun Deaths After Sandy Hook

    12/21/2017 6:19:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Dean Weingarten
    A recent study from Wellesley College economists, published in Science magazine  is a good example of how to torture data until you get the result you want.The mass murder at Sandy Hook took place on December 14, 2012. President Obama spoke of the need for more gun control on 19 December.  He talked about specific restrictions on 16 January, 2013.The events are so close to the end of the year, that an increase in accidental deaths should show in the annual data.WISQARS CDC data baseThe article in Science makes the following claim.From About 60 additional unintended shooting deaths,...
  • Furious Sandy Hook families slam Trump for 'appalling lack of humanity' (tr)

    12/18/2017 2:11:54 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | HANNAH PARRY
    The families who lost their children in the Sandy Hook mass shooting are furious after Donald Trump hosted an NRA top exec at the White House on the massacre's fifth anniversary. Nicole Hockley's son Dylan, 6, was among the 20 children and six members of staff killed in December 2012, when Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. Hockley later became one of the founding members of the Sandy Hook Promise, a group advocating for gun control and mental health programs 'so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child.' So...
  • Cops knew about Sandy Hook shooter’s plot for years

    10/26/2017 2:33:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 26, 2017 | 3:53pm | Joe Tacopino
    Adam Lanza expressed his desire to commit the Sandy Hook massacre years before the tragedy took place — and when a witness alerted police, the cops said there was nothing they could do. The Sandy Hook shooter told an unidentified male in 2008 that he had access to assault weapons and planned to kill students at the elementary school along with his mother, Nancy Lanza, according to FBI documents released this week. The revelation was first reported by the New York Times on Thursday. The witness — whose name has been redacted from the files — told feds that he...
  • Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza’s turbulent home life with mother revealed

    10/24/2017 6:41:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 79 replies ^ | 10/24/17 | Travis Fedschun, Fox News
    The FBI released more than 1,500 pages of heavily-redacted documents Tuesday related to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting the files shedding light on the relationship between gunman Adam Lanza and his mother prior to the deadly massacre. The documents, posted on the federal agency’s archive page, on the rampage in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead, include redacted grand jury subpoenas and reports by agents who interviewed people about Lanza. In one interview, an unidentified person told an FBI agent that Lanza’s mother, Nancy, was concerned about him a month before the shooting because he...
  • Golden Girl Megyn Kelly vs. The Most Hated Man in American Media

    06/18/2017 6:56:56 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 18, 2017 | Peter Barry Chowka
    This was not how it was supposed to be. The most hated man in American media has dealt a serious and potentially knockout blow to the career of the woman who thought she was all set to take him on and proceed unimpeded on the fast track to maybe becoming the next Oprah. The battle pitting the two well-known personalities commenced two weeks ago when Megyn Kelly, the golden girl of 21st century TV infotainment, started pursuing controversial talk show host and Infowars founder Alex Jones as the next big interview “get” for her new prime time NBC television network...
  • Megyn Kelly removed as host of Sandy Hook event after Alex Jones interview

    06/13/2017 6:52:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/13/2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Megyn Kelly removed as host of Sandy Hook event after Alex Jones interview By Rebecca Savransky - 06/13/17 09:11 AM EDT Megyn Kelly will no longer host a gala for the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation after backlash over her upcoming interview with InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Sandy Hook Promise — which was founded by family members of some of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting — announced Monday that Kelly would no longer be hosting the annual Promise Champions Gala scheduled for Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Kelly is facing backlash for her upcoming interview with Jones, a...
  • White House hosts Hollywood actors, experts for mental health conference

    06/03/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 Jun 2013 | y Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Barack Obama and members of his administration are holding a day-long mental health conference Monday at the White House--and they have asked Hollywood to help lend some star power. Actors Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close are among those invited to participate in the meeting, which features a panel on negative attitudes toward mental illness moderated by Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, a panel on mental health outreach moderated by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and opening remarks from the president and closing remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, Cooper and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Close in 2009 co-founded...