[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Second Amendment is remarkably clear. So much, in fact, a child with a fourth grade reading level can explain the simple text in plain English. Still, lawsuits persist and Americans are forced to endure political grandstanding as liberals try every angle to infringe upon our rights.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]One such avenue is to make gun manufacturers and ammunition manufacturers and sellers civilly liable for the damage done by firearms when in the hands of deranged lunatics.
Remember when Chevrolet got sued because a man ran-down his cheating ex? No? Me neither.
In a recent lawsuit, Sandy and Lonnie Phillips sued Lucky Gunner, an ammunition seller, for having sold ammunition that ended up in the hands of James Holmes, the perpetrator of the 2012 Aurora theater shooting in which the Phillips’ lost their daughter.
Understandably distraught over their daughter’s senseless murder, the Phillips turned to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence who supported the litigation against the ammo supplier.
However, from the start, it seemed apparent that the legal system was being burdened with a lawsuit that sought to achieve political ends, not achieve any lasting sense of justice.
“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 noted. “If businesses choose to sell military-grade equipment online, they must screen purchasers to prevent arming people like James Holmes.”
Of course, such a position is a laughably-thin argument designed to further burden gun owners and businesses catering to gun owners. While what the Phillips have endured is horrific, it’s clear that this lawsuit was geared not towards saving lives, but towards achieving political ends.
Apparently, this is a popular opinion as the judge dismissed the lawsuit.
Not only did federal judge Richard Matsch dismiss the lawsuit, but he ordered the Phillips to pay the legal fees incurred by Lucky Gunner and unleashed a tirade from the bench venting his true feelings regarding the meritless lawsuit.
“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 was, understandably, delighted by the decision and vowed to relentlessly pursue payment for the costs incurred.
“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
Even better: the company says it will donate the money to a pro-Second Amendment organization and has even set up a website to invite people to vote on who should get the money.
“Any legal fees Lucky Gunner recovers will be given to 2nd Amendment supporting organizations as voted on by the shooting community,” Welsch said.
Our republic has a future so long as principled patriots fight bullies who continue to seek to infringe upon our Constitutional rights.
And as for the Brady Center? It takes a certain breed of political opportunist to prey upon bereaved parents to further their failing unconstitutional agenda. Shame.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]