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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:49 AM

Supreme Court will allow Sandy Hook families to move forward in suit against gunmaker Remington

Source: CNBC

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will not hear a closely-watched case against gun-maker Remington, a move the gunmaker has warned could potentially increase the liability of firearm manufacturers to suits brought by victims of gun crimes.

The court’s action will allow the families to move forward with their lawsuit.

The case was brought by family members of those killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead.

The families sued the makers of the gun that was used, an AR-15 style weapon made by Remington, in 2014, alleging that the company’s marketing of the weapon inspired Adam Lanza to commit the massacre.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/12/supreme-court-sandy-hook-remington-guns.html

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Reply Supreme Court will allow Sandy Hook families to move forward in suit against gunmaker Remington (Original post)
Gothmog Nov 12 OP
hlthe2b Nov 12 #1
Va Lefty Nov 12 #2
MFGsunny Nov 12 #3
dalton99a Nov 12 #4
Hoyt Nov 12 #5
dalton99a Nov 12 #9
BuffaloJackalope Nov 12 #14
mountain grammy Nov 12 #17
Gothmog Nov 12 #6
jpak Nov 12 #7
Raftergirl Nov 12 #8
bucolic_frolic Nov 12 #10
crickets Nov 12 #11
BuffaloJackalope Nov 12 #12
Initech Nov 12 #13
denvine Nov 12 #15
pandr32 Nov 12 #16
IronLionZion Nov 12 #18
progressoid Nov 12 #19
MicaelS Nov 12 #27
calimary Nov 12 #20
packman Nov 12 #21
RhodeIslandOne Nov 12 #22
Duppers Nov 12 #23
Dorn Nov 12 #24
flying_wahini Nov 12 #25
Starseer Nov 12 #26
Gothmog Nov 12 #28
George II Nov 12 #29
roamer65 Nov 12 #30

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:50 AM

1. Tremendous.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:57 AM

2. Some much needed good news!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:00 AM

3. K and R with much gratitude. n/t

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:02 AM

4. Excellent news.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:05 AM

5. Bout time we sue arms manufacturers for promoting gunz and killing with ads like this:


Ad for weapon used at Sandy Hook --


?ops=scalefit_720_noupscale

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:13 AM

9. +1. "Keep that shit on the battlefields"

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:58 AM

14. No finer penis substitute has ever been made.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:12 AM

17. wow.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:06 AM

6. Getting around the gun maker immunity law took some great lawyering

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:08 AM

7. Womp Womp muthafuckas


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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:10 AM

8. Excellent News!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:14 AM

10. Surprise! Marketing is meant to motivate and use a product, not just to spend

Hoping they're on firm ground

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:46 AM

11. Good news. K&R

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:50 AM

12. Good

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:56 AM

13. Excellent! Hope they get sued into oblivion!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:02 AM

15. Very welcome news!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:10 AM

16. Excellent news!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:46 AM

18. Good that they're going after the dangerous marketing

since that's precisely why douchebags buy these weapons, to feel tough by getting stuff that looks like military weapons as part of some fantasy of resisting government tyranny.

I hope they can get a fair trial. Reforming the marketing would reduce gun sales.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:50 AM

19. Interesting.

Since the PLCAA this has worked only a couple times. Hopefully this will be a positive trend.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 01:29 PM

27. I was wondering how they would get around PLCAA.

Good to see they have. Suing the bastards is the only route that can be effective.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:06 PM

20. Well whaddya know?

Excellent!!!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:07 PM

21. Good - really surprising

A tip-of-the- hat to the SCOUS


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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:09 PM

22. Don't celebrate too soon

The decision will eventually get to the Boozin Brett Court where they’ll probably declare gun manufacturers as sacred. They just don’t want to hear it prior to 2021.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:12 PM

23. An excellent precedent is now set.

I hope this opens the floodgate of lawsuits.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:12 PM

24. Good news is good news but why are we allowing miliary weapons to be sold

These weapons should be not be available unless you are in the military or police.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:31 PM

25. SCOTUS gonna smash this quick.


They know several on the SC is beholden to NRA $$$. This is not gonna happen. IMO.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 01:14 PM

26. Cert was denied. nt

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 01:59 PM

28. Supreme Court allows families of Sandy Hook shooting victims to sue gunmaker Remington

It took some great legal work to get around the gun maker immunity law



The narrow state court decision limited liability for gunmakers based on how they advertise their firearms, rather than on the sale to third parties who go on to commit crimes. In its ruling, the court said companies that market military-style guns to civilians as a way of killing enemies could be violating state fair trade laws.

Even so, the decision was seen as having broad implications for gun-control advocates across the country who have had little success in seeking ways to hold gunmakers responsible for crimes committed with their products.

Firearms company Remington had convinced a lower court that federal law prevented the families’ lawsuit. But Connecticut’s high court said that the law had exceptions and that one of them was meant for state consumer protection laws.

The NRA fought hard to get the immunity from Congress, saying it was needed to protect U.S. companies from costly, and what they see as unfair, litigation that blames them for the crimes of others.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:48 PM

29. I hope this becomes a topic of discussion at the next Democratic debate.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 08:11 PM

30. The gun industry will be dead in 5 years.

The lawyers will sue them into bankruptcy.

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