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Newtown families to sue Bushmaster

breamfisherbreamfisher Posts: 14,104 Senior Member
While I understand that they're angry...

How many folks sue Jack Daniel's because a family member was an alcoholic?



  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    A good many folks sue tobacco companies because a family member died of lung cancer. This country is sue crazy.
  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Posts: 2,614 Senior Member
    I would like to think that the judge who gets this case will dismiss it on general principle, but I'm not overly optimistic. I never thought anybody who sued the tobacco industry should get paid for the choices their relatives made to smoke, and I don't see this as being much different.
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  • tennmiketennmike Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    It should be thrown out due to a law passed a few years ago by Congress. Can't sue the gun manufacturer for a death caused by murder; only can sue if firearm is defective and injures owner or someone the owner lets shoot it.

    Here's a small blurb on the law protecting firearms manufacturers from such suits:


    The people initiating the lawsuit can't go after the kid because he has nothing, and he killed his mother, so suing her is out. The lawsuit is nothing more than a bunch of people trying to get their 15 minutes of fame.
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  • roadkingroadking Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    Country is circling the tid-e-bowl man at full tilt. :bang:
    Couldn't find the face palm thingy.

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  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Posts: 1,650 Senior Member
    Might as well sue the vehicle manufacturer that he used to drive himself to the scene of the crime.
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