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#1 GUNDOGLOVER

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:35 AM

  The conn. supreme court has overturned a lower courts ruling which will open the door for law suits against Remington Arms. While most of the lower courts ruling was left intact it still allows law suits to be filed. I am assuming the NRA will ask the USSC to hear this ruling. One ruling at a time and the second amendment is being chipped away at. This could potentially cost Remington millions. 



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:11 PM

Bit of a cryptic post isn't it?


"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards."
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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:25 PM

  I was an cryptologist in the Navy. to decipher, look up Remington law suit on line. Unless you happen to have secret decoder ring.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:15 PM

Short version is that the court said Remington could now be sued because of the way they advertised the gun used in the shooting.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:40 AM

It may win. manufacturers of AR patterns rifles tried to argue out of one side of their mouth how bad ass these weapons were to the tacticool and mall ninja crowd  and then say "Oh, they are just modern sporting rifles no different than grandpa's .30-30" out of the other side.


"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards."
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:40 AM

The case is about marketing the weapons, and if the marketing was targeted to teens and school shootings:

 

Read it if your bored, it's the decision from yesterday, but the last couple of pages with the conclusion gives you the gist:

https://www.jud.ct.g...31/331CR865.pdf

 

For the foregoing reasons, we conclude that the trial court properly determined that, although most of the plaintiffs’ claims should have been dismissed, PLCAA does not bar the plaintiffs’ wrongful marketing claims and that, at least to the extent that it prohibits the unethical advertising of dangerous products for illegal purposes, CUTPA qualifies as a predicate statute. Specifically, if the defendants did indeed seek to expand the market for their assault weapons through advertising campaigns that encouraged consumers to use the weapons not for legal purposes such as self-defense, hunting, collecting, or target practice, but to launch offensive assaults against their perceived enemies, then we are aware of nothing in the text or legislative history of PLCAA to indicate that Congress intended to shield the defendants from liability for the tragedy that resulted.

 

Remington/Bushmaster argued that the PLCAA covered them:

Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) (15 U.S.C. §§ 7901 through 7903 [2012])

 

CUTPA = Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) (§ 42-110a et seq.)






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