Sandy Hook Parents Can Now Sue Remington For The Deaths Of Their Children

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by Indecisi0n, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    This is just crazy


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    Parents who lost their children during the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School can now sue the gunmaker of the rifle used in the shooting.

    On Tuesday, November 12, the Supreme Court rejected a Hail Mary appeal made by Remington Arms Co., meaning the manufacturer will not be afforded protection from their potential liability in the mass shooting.

    A lawsuit to hold Remington liable for the marketing of the AR-15 style Bushmaster rifle was launched in December 2014 by family members of nine of the deceased and one survivor. This decision will allow those behind the lawsuit to move forward with their allegations.

    The individuals who filed the lawsuit argued the military-style weapon should never should have been sold to the public, NPR reports.

    The lawsuit states Remington violated Connecticut’s unfair trade practices law after they ‘knowingly marketed and promoted the Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle for use in assaults against human beings’.

    The families also accused the company of using a ‘lone gunman’ narrative to glorify and market the rifle, pointing to an advertisement bearing the following words, ‘Forces of opposition, bow down. You are single-handedly outnumbered’.

    The lawsuit alleged gunman Adam Lanza was inspired by the marketing of the weapon when he committed the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut; a mass murder of 20 children and six adults.
    After the lawsuit was filed, Remington was backed by various gun rights lobbying organisations, with groups including the politically influential National Rifle Association (NRA).

    The Supreme Court have decided not to take up an appeal put forward by Remington, with the company appealing for protection under the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

    This divisive law, which came into effect in 2005, shields gun manufacturers from accountability for crimes committed using their products. However, with the scale of mass shootings in the US, the act has been heavily scrutinised in recent years.

    The decision to reject Remington’s appeal marks a significant blow for the US gun industry, potentially paving the way for other gun violence victims’ families to pursue lawsuits against gun manufacturers.
    The Sandy Hook victims’ families are ‘grateful’ for the decision, reports CNN Business, describing Remington’s appeal as the ‘latest attempt to avoid accountability’.

    Attorneys said they now want to work ‘to shed light on Remington’s profit-driven strategy’ to ‘court high-risk users at the expense of Americans’ safety’.

    Sandy Hook Parents Can Now Sue Remington For The Deaths Of Their Children
     
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Price of guns is going up
     
  3. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

  4. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    You can make your kits available online
     
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    So should people who speed in their cars and get into an accident sue the manufacturer? Stock 700HP cars are just irresponsible now. Haha .give me a break . I hate this generation .
     
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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    While I do not agree with much of the wording in the lawsuit, I do agree that the company has no business selling military style assault rifles to anyone other than the military and police.
     
  7. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Douschebaggery

    Looking for a cash grab now. Deep down they know how full of :censored2: they are.
     
  8. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Douschebaggery

    Really no reason for this to do that. In 2013 I would have agreed, but that's just not the case right now.
     
  9. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Douschebaggery

    Christ. Here we go.

    To buy a "military style assault rifle" requires extensive paperwork and background checks including submission of fingerprints and approval from your local sheriff or chief of police, along with a $200 tax stamp and a waiting period anywhere up to a year. That's not the product they were marketing.
     
  10. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Douschebaggery

    Paul Walker's family tried suing Porsche with this type of mindset. Another crew looking for a cash grab.
     
  11. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Douschebaggery

    Oh, and this is if you can find one manufactured before 1986 and are willing to shell out $15k+ for it. Thanks, Reagan. You f* face.
     
  12. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I don't see how any company can be successfully sued over manufacturing a product that is legal, if product works as advertised.
     
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    That is why a law was passed to protect manufacturers. The Court basically punted on the case. Didn't really make a ruling. Just allowed the lawsuit to continue. If Remington loses it will end up right back in the Supremes lap to make a real ruling.
     
  14. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Douschebaggery

    These dickslaps are claiming the marketing made him do it.
     
  15. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    But it looks like a military style assault rifle!

    Upstate also thinks these are military style firearms.
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    Save us all from the evil looking military weaponry!
     
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  16. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Tobacco companies?
     
  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

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  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It says right on the package " this :censored2: will kill you "and people still buy, use then attempt to sue them.

    I bought a duraflame starter log one time and real big on the back says "WARNING : FLAMMABLE" lol
     
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    BTW
    The women cop in that picture is Def a lesbo .


    Not that there is anything wrong with that.
     
  20. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Now you know why us old geezers are always pissed off.
     
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