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Sandy Hook Families Sue Gunmaker for Selling Weapon With Single Purpose: 'Mass Shootings'


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Judy
- 1555 days ago - commondreams.org
Bushmaster producer and distributor charged with making and marketing for civilians a 'combat weapon used for the purpose of waging war and killing human beings'



   

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Past Member (0)
Monday December 15, 2014, 1:34 pm
Thank you Judy.
It's been a terrible 24 hours with the anniversary of Sandy Hook yesterday, the tragedy in Australia and the six dead in the states today in a mass shooting. And the ones that don't make the news.
Chris Rock the comedian once said you can solve the problem without taking away guns, make every bullet cost $5,000 dollars. Something along those lines.
 

Kathleen M (210)
Monday December 15, 2014, 3:17 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Judy.
 

Athena F (131)
Tuesday December 16, 2014, 12:41 am
Thank you so much for posting this! More attention needs to be put on this issue!
 

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday December 16, 2014, 2:51 am
I hope they win!
 

Louise D (44)
Tuesday December 16, 2014, 5:16 am
As with any case like this the second ammendment rights will always trump basic human decency every time particularly when there is an organization like the NRA whose goal seems to be population control through guns. So expect another of those deja vu occasions of inane arguments in which killing is good, wholesome and patriotic and getting in the way of a madman armed better than many soldiers is just tough titty for you. Still who knows maybe some sense might occur, but then I expect to see rainbow unicorns more often than that.
 

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Tuesday December 16, 2014, 6:47 am
noted, shared on fb, twitter, g+, thx.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday December 16, 2014, 12:54 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Judy.
Although I'm really glad to see this lawsuit, even if they win it will certainly be appealed. But, it does give the issue a high profile, and gives the public a chance to support it through social media and other ways. Enough public pressure could really help.
It is so unfortunate that Congress didn't see fit to pass the Assault Weapons Ban again. It was in place for 10 years, and ended during the Bush Admin. It would be a good time to press Congress once again to pass it.
 

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday December 16, 2014, 2:14 pm
Best of luck to them....finally some decent lawyers who are willing to fight the NRA!!! It will be in courts for years to come, but maybe God will hear the plea from the parents, and actually create a miracle.
 

Charlene Rush (79)
Tuesday December 16, 2014, 7:48 pm
Extremism is almost never a positive.
It eliminates rational thinking and makes puppets out of people.

Something has to give, here, and we can all hope it is bringing back some sanity to our Wide West gun laws. I don't object to personal gun ownership, but I do object to 'weapons of mass destruction', put in the hands of people who have no business owning them, in the first place.
 

Judy C (91)
Tuesday December 16, 2014, 8:12 pm
Thanks everyone. You make some excellent points. Thanks for the link, Ros. The link takes you to an article on Ukraine, but below that are multiple article links on the Sydney Siege. That was very unfortunate, because that perpetrator appears to be a deranged individual, and now hysterical anti-Muslim people are rising up.
 

Stephanie B (0)
Wednesday December 17, 2014, 6:50 am
Noted and shared.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday December 17, 2014, 6:53 am
I wish them luck, but it's a long up hill battle for sure. These guns do not belong on our streets. I hate that we even have wars, but that is where they belong. Maybe if hit in the wallet enough times there will be change. Or until the African Americans start running around with them.....then you'll see all sorts of gun legislation being passed. That is when we had other gun legislation passed was when the Black Panthers started to carry weapons. They don't care when the poor or minorities get shot at, but when the white rich get all nervous and jerky, things change.
 

Thomas M (8)
Wednesday December 17, 2014, 8:41 am
I hope they win their case. It would have been even a bigger thrill to see them sue the NRA.
 

Patrice Z (16)
Wednesday December 17, 2014, 10:14 am
I am sending positive thoughts their way.
 

Kathy B (106)
Wednesday December 17, 2014, 12:13 pm
I think that if our forefathers had any idea what gun technology would be like in the future, the 2nd amendment would have been written very differently. I have no problem with the amendment in theory - as long as we go back to the technology that was available at the time it was written.
 

Roger G (148)
Saturday December 20, 2014, 2:20 pm
noted, thanks
 
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