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Maybe finally...a crack in the NRA wall

#1  Postby Macdoc » Mar 15, 2019 2:05 am

US court: Sandy Hook victims' families can sue Remington
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An AR-15 style assault rifle was used during a shooting in Sandy Hook

A Connecticut court has ruled that families of schoolchildren killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting can sue American gun-maker Remington.
In a 5-4 vote, the US state's Supreme Court said the lawsuit could proceed on the basis of state consumer protection laws.
The gun was used by Adam Lanza, who killed 27 people, including 20 elementary school students.
The ruling is a rare legal defeat for an arms firm in a mass shooting case.
The lawsuit, by relatives of nine victims and one survivor, points to the "militaristic" marketing of Remington's AR-15 rifle.
2018 'worst year for US school shootings'

"The families' goal has always been to shed light on Remington's calculated and profit-driven strategy to expand the AR-15 market and court high-risk users, all at the expense of Americans' safety," said Josh Koshoff, a lawyer for the victims' families.
"Today's decision is a critical step toward achieving that goal."
Remington did not immediately respond to a request by the BBC for comment.
Proceedings were initially delayed after the firm filed for bankruptcy last year in the wake of slumping sales.

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Re: Maybe finally...a crack in the NRA wall

#2  Postby Svartalf » Mar 15, 2019 11:46 am

I see the SCOTUS getting this case and reversing this decision... if they don't, the GOP will lose NRA support... and they know they need those dollars, even if the votes are theirs anyway.
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#3  Postby Alan C » Mar 16, 2019 8:28 am

I thought the NRA was somewhat financially fucked and under scrutiny because Butina, how much influence do they still have?
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#4  Postby Macdoc » Mar 16, 2019 11:51 am

I wish

The NRA Looks Weakened. Looks Can Be Deceiving.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/elizabethm ... 3eb335244b

but maybe there is a sea change in the wind

A Guide to Every Known Investigation of the NRA
Here are all the facts about the six active inquiries into the gun rights group.

BY DANIEL NASS· @DNLNSS ·February 27, 2019 · UPDATED March 4, 2019 6:00 pm EDT
The National Rifle Association is caught up in a rapidly expanding tangle of congressional investigations — four launched in the first three months of 2019 alone. Investigators are scrutinizing the gun group’s ties to Kremlin-linked Russians and to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, as well as several potential campaign finance violations exposed by The Trace.

Because it’s challenging to keep track of these probes, we’ve rounded them up below. We included only investigations that directly involve the NRA or its staff. We’ll keep this post updated to reflect the latest developments, and will add new investigations to the list, should they arise.


https://www.thetrace.org/2019/02/nra-in ... n-finance/

Yet the liberal/right wing divide is vitriolic in the US and the middle is missing in a big way. The left is in danger of trying too move too far too fast.
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#5  Postby Alan B » Mar 16, 2019 2:29 pm

Hmmm! Could be the start of something. But don't hold yer breath...
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#6  Postby Macdoc » Mar 16, 2019 3:14 pm

Exactly.
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