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Judge orders Brady Center to pay ammo dealer’s legal fees after dismissing lawsuit

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"A federal judge has ordered that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence pay the legal fees of an online ammunition dealer it sued for the Aurora movie theater shooting.

The order, which was issued last week, comes after Judge Richard P. Matsch dismissed the gun control group's suit that sought to hold Lucky Gunner legally responsible for the 2012 shooting. The Brady Center had argued in their suit that the way Lucky Gunner sells ammunition is "unreasonably dangerous and create a public nuisance."

"A crazed, homicidal killer should not be able to amass a military arsenal, without showing his face or answering a single question, with the simple click of a mouse," Brady Center's Legal Action Project Director Jonathan Lowy said at the time. "If businesses choose to sell military-grade equipment online, they must screen purchasers to prevent arming people like James Holmes."

Judge Matsch disagreed with the Brady Center's argument. He said the suit was filed for propaganda purposes. "It is apparent that this case was filed to pursue the political purposes of the Brady Center and, given the failure to present any cognizable legal claim, bringing these defendants into the Colorado court where the prosecution of James Holmes was proceeding appears to be more of an opportunity to propagandize the public and stigmatize the defendants than to obtain a court order," he said in his order.

Lucky Gunner praised the court's decision and vowed to do everything in its power to recover the money awarded to it by the ruling.

"The federal judge on the case ruled it was apparent that this suit was filed to pursue the Brady Center's 'political purposes' and was used as an 'opportunity to propagandize the public,'" Lucky Gunner spokesman Anthony Welsch said. "Lucky Gunner agrees with the court's assessment and continues to do all it can to hold the Brady Center accountable for legal fees awarded in the case."

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,105 Senior Member
    The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is a virulent left wing hate group. Nothing more, and nothing less. The Southern Poverty Law Center is another left wing hate group that brands anyone or any group not in lockstep with them as a racist or hate group.

    I'm glad the judge that heard the case saw it for what it was and ruled against the BCPGV and award court and legal fees to the online merchant in the case. Probably have a hard time collecting, but at least they won.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    This needs to happen much more often. The best way to eliminate, or at least dramatically reduce frivolous lawsuits would be to initiate an overall rule of "loser pays". This country is long overdue for this type of tort reform. With a bunch of ex-lawyers running local, state, and national legislatures and sitting on courts all over the country, it's not likely to ever happen, however. Kudos to the judge for having the balls to get it right this time!
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    This is an excellent decision and should set Brady Center back a few notches.

    The org started out as a fairly reasonable attempt to ensure better gun laws but was quickly subsumed by rabid anti-gunners and Sarah Brady was co-opted and essentially made a puppet by them.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Are you serious Sam ?
    When was the Brady center ever reasonable about anything ?

    Sarah Brady was not co-opted in any way shape or form, She was the Ringleader not a puppet and never reasonable or above board about gun control....
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  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,954 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    Are you serious Sam ?
    When was the Brady center ever reasonable about anything ?

    Sarah Brady was not co-opted in any way shape or form, She was the Ringleader not a puppet and never reasonable or above board about gun control....

    Dead on Doc.

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