The killings in Newtown, CT two years ago this December are still a bit shocking and extremely sad. The lives of too many children and adults snuffed out by crazy Adam Lanza, for what else could he be to kill so many innocents? But now, at least nine of the victims’ families have gone and lost their ever-loving minds. They are suing the company that made the AR-15 sporting rifle, Bushmaster, and the company that sold same gun. Their main argument in the lawsuit, the gun should not have been available for sale. “This is a weapon that is designed for military use, for killing as many people as efficiently as possible,” Michael Koskoff, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said in a phone interview. “It’s negligent for any seller to sell a weapon like that to the general public.” Well, I’ve got a couple of things for that.
The AR-15 is not designed for military use. It is a civilian weapon platform based on a military design. AR does not stand for assault rifle it is short for Armalite, the company who first developed the platform. The term assault rifle did not exist in the American lexicon until after 1989 as a way to expand a firearms ban to more rifles.
The M1A1 carbine is the military’s assault rifle. It is fully automatic and can cycle 950 rounds per minute. A thirty round magazine can disappear in one trigger pull and a couple blinks of an eye. Fully automatic weapons are also known as machine guns and have been illegal for citizens to own, trade, or buy since 1986. An AR-15 fires one shot per trigger pull, just like an automatic shotgun, semi-automatic pistol, revolver, etc. Just because it looks like a military rifle does not make it a military gun. A king snake looks an awful lot like a coral snake, but one doesn’t have the bite of the other.
Now maybe they can find some retard judge to agree with them up there in libtard land Connecticut. After all this is the same state that passed a registry law that has made criminals out of an estimated 250,000-300,000 law-abiding citizens because of an “assault rifle” registry law they passed. But again, who knows, critical thinking could still win the day. On to my next point.
Sandy Hook suit makes a broader case, attempting to get around protections for gun makers included in the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which blocked liability suits against gun makers when their products were used criminally. “This immunity does not apply to a claim based on negligent entrustment,” Koskoff said.
As we all know Adam Lanza did not come by this gun legally, nor did he purchase it, nor did he borrow it, i.e. there was no chance of negligent entrustment. Do you forget how he got it, that’s right, he murdered his own mother then took her gun. Let me say that again, Adam Lanza committed matricide in order to secure a weapon he could use to kill others, that gun was not for sale. Criminals rarely buy things legally. Oh, sometimes they do because it is convenient, but most of the time they are going to steal a weapon just like they would a car or a television. The fact remains that most guns used in crimes are stolen, not purchased. They can’t argue that he owned the guns, since she did. They can’t argue that he borrowed the guns, because she can’t give testimony. What they will do is argue the guns were household items and therefore he had the ability to use them, except for the whole fact that he killed his mother to cover up having the guns, implying sinister intent at the least. It would be like pushing your wife down the stairs to cover up using her blow dryer…it doesn’t jive unless you were planning something naughty that your wife wouldn’t have approved of in the first place and would have rejected your attempt to borrow her hair dryer, resulting in you stealing her hair dryer…to commit your crime anyway.
Remember, guns don’t kill people, people use guns, knives, hammers, arrows, cars, baseball bats, screwdrivers, etc to kill people. A gun is just a tool, and just like any other tool it can be used in a manner that is dangerous to others if someone has the malicious intent to do so.
And for all you anti-gun, anti-second amendment, libtards out there I have only one thing to say to you.