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California Reckless Suits Dealt Crushing Blow

California Reckless Suits Dealt Crushing Blow
Today, California Superior Court Judge Vincent P. DiFiglia dealt a stinging blow to the gun-ban lobby’s reckless lawsuit agenda when he granted summary judgment to the firearms industry, rejecting the suits of 12 California municipalities. "This is a definitive victory for us in a string of vindications that began a year ago when the City of Boston dropped its suit against the industry for lack of proof of wrongdoing," noted Lawrence G. Keane, Vice President and General Counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. (NSSF), the firearms industry’s major trade association and a defendant in the case. (See the NSSF press release here) "Once again, this victory supports the long-held principle that responsible and law-abiding manufacturers of highly regulated, non-defective firearms cannot be held accountable when criminals misuse their legally sold products."

The rejection of these suits is an embarrassment for anti-gun extremists at many levels. The California Supreme Court rejected an HCI-backed reckless lawsuit in 2001, Merrill v. Navegar, which led to anti-gun extremists in the legislature repealing the law that prohibited such suits. These rejected suits were also "supported" by an affidavit submitted by Robert Ricker, HCI’s star "whistle-blower." But in the end, neither rewriting product liability laws nor testimony from an alleged "insider" could convince the court of the merits of the reckless lawsuit agenda. Judge DiFiglia still ruled in favor of common sense and law-abiding gun makers.

"The best path forward is to abandon this obviously faulty lawsuit strategy and work cooperatively to promote safety programs and communication, rather than pursuing a discredited theory for litigation that wastes the taxpayers’ money," Keane suggested. "Unfortunately, this is not the last of these cases remaining and the money wasted in this futile and unjust process points to the need for Congressional action to stop such wasteful lawsuits."



Posted: 3/7/2003 6:38:42 PM
 

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Lets enjoy the victory for a short while and then get ready, they'll be back with another scheme soon enough. The price of liberty is eternal vigilence.
 

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The whole story is the judge dismissed the manufacturers from the suit, yet let it stand and go forward agains the distributors and retailers. Said the mfgr's were TOO FAR REMOVED FROM THE SALE.

We're not out of the woods, yet.
 

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No I think your wrong on this piont what this will do is get rid of the "Profit grabbing/corupt FFL's that will sell anything to anyone for a price!!!" Perfect example that puke up in Washington state that, "Lost 20 or so AR 15's or didn't know who he sold them to!!!" That's the kind of guy we're needing to get rid of becuase they are the one's that end up suppling the gang's, thieve's ex-cons there weapons!!!. :mad:

A FFL who does his job and stay's on the right side of the law will have nothing to worry about becuase he'll have the evidence to back -up his sales as legal transactions- now the shyster who likes to back room deal or can't control his inventory he'll be going to prison like he should.:D

I really don't think that all the weapons on the street come from theft's of lawfull gun owners- someone is suppling this guns that has access to large quantities of guns not ones and two from thefts?? Now who would that be?:rolleyes:
 
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