On Friday, the Liberty Loft detailed yet another Liberal sideshow in the wake of Thursday’s school shooting at Saugus High. This shooting, like the many before, was caused by a mentally deranged and attention-seeking adolescent, which on Thursday, lead to the eventual death of the shooter and took the lives of at least (for now) two of his classmates. As detailed in Friday’s post, the Liberal Lunatics hopped on this tragic event like a jackrabbit in heat; pandering to the masses, lighting candles, chanting “CHANGE NOW,” holding the hands of terrified students, and promising the immediate “public execution” of gun manufacturers, and the National Rifle Association.
On Tuesday, November 12, two days before the shooting at Saugus High, the United States Supreme Court denied Remington Arms, Company’s bid to block a lawsuit filed by families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. According to the suit, the victim’s families accuse Remington of being liable, as the maker and promoter of the AR-15-style rifle used in the December 14, 2012 shooting that left 26 people dead, including 20 children.
The legal issue facing the SCOTUS is how the court is to interpret the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which grants broad immunity to gun-makers and dealers from prosecution over crimes committed with their products. During the Sandy Hook shooting, the mentally disturbed shooter used a Remington manufactured Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle. According to the suit, the victim’s families state that the gun used in the shooting should have never been sold to the public because “it is a military-style weapon.” Also, the suit claims that Remington “violated Connecticut’s unfair trade practices law when it knowingly marketed and promoted the Bushmaster XM15-E25 rifle for use in assaults against human beings.”
The lawsuit has teetered between both state and federal courts; however, now that the SCOTUS has denied Remington’s appeal, the case will return to a lower court in the state of Connecticut. One of the plaintiffs in David Wheeler, whose 6-year-old son, Ben, was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting. During an NPR interview earlier this year, Wheeler claims that the lawsuit is about “corporate responsibility.” Wheeler recalled one of Remington’s advertisements for a gun that carried the tagline, “Consider your man card reissued.” “What kind of society allows manhood to be defined this way?” Wheeler asked.
The AR-15 is a close product relative to the Colt company’s M16 automatic rifle used by the U.S military. Since Colt’s patents for the original AR-15 expired in the 1970s, other manufacturers have produced the gun with similar semi-automatic designs. In recent filings, the Sandy Hook families say Remington “published promotional materials that promised “military-proven performance” for a “mission-acceptable” shooter in need of the “ultimate combat weapon.” The suit also claims Remington fostered a “lone gunman” narrative as it promoted the Bushmaster model rifle, citing ads that proclaimed, “Forces of opposition, bow down. You are single-handedly outnumbered.”
A date for further litigation has not been announced; however, this suit is being closely monitored by both manufacturers and 30% of Americans who legally own firearms.
Considering the numerous senseless Summer shootings of 2019, this suit is sure to ignite debates on both sides of the aisle. Liberals across the nation are closely monitoring the case, waiting with bated breath at the first chance to pounce, and pin-point any idiot with a camera to pander a 30-second politically motivated soundbite. As this case continues, though, Remington will, of course, want to introduce into evidence 2013 and 2014 reports provided by the Office of the Child Advocate, which detailed the Sandy Hook shooter’s long history of mental disease. However, according to those reports, the Sandy Hook shooter had Asperger syndrome and, as a teenager, suffered from depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Still, the Connecticut agency concluded that none of those disorders “caused nor led to his murderous acts.” The report went on to say, “his severe deteriorating internalized mental health problems…combine with an atypical preoccupation for violence…(and) access to deadly weapons…provided a recipe for mass murder.”
Say what? Did a child advocate agency say that an individual suffering from a development disease like Asperger’s, which causes difficulties in social interaction, along with restricting a person’s ability to engage in healthy social behavior and interactions in no way contributed to his murderous acts? A person suffering from Asperger’s lacks empathy, which leads to a failure to develop friendships, shared enjoyment, and both social and emotional control and understanding. I would firmly state that someone suffering from such a debilitating disease would lack the capacity to understand or value human life entirely and require the full knowledge of shooting up an elementary school full of six and seven-year-olds.
I hate that state that it appears that Remington is faced with quite the uphill battle. The liberal state courts and agencies of the state of Connecticut have paved the way to hold Remington responsible for the actions of a mentally-diseased individual. Throughout history, gun manufacturers have been able to dodge the blood-seeking liberals and their “for-hire” leech litigators. However, this case is of the utmost importance. Not only could a civil verdict financially bankrupt the Remington Co.; more importantly, it would provide court precedence that would forever allow and hold gun manufacturers and dealers responsible for the actions of a deranged buyer.
In short, the summer of 2019 has been a season of shark attacks – not from our prehistoric friends of the ocean, instead of the court case, chum-seeking, burdens of our society – all looking for a way to bankrupt every gun and ammunition manufacturer in this country. Combined, all these foolish groups want to ignore the simple fact that evil and mental disease are REAL PROBLEMS – and unfortunately, some people are just evil, or lack the proper spiritual understanding of their actions. Where does the madness stop?
Perhaps Remington should cite that the pharmaceutical companies that were providing prescription treatment to the Sandy Hook shooter failed in their attempts to improve his mental capacity? Maybe it is the state of Connecticut’s school system that was unable to provide adequate security to prevent such a mass causality event? Where do we go from here, who is responsible? After all, our nation is hell-bent on blaming others for other’s actions. According to Democrats and their blood-sucking case law cousins, the deeper your pockets and profits, the more responsible you are.
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