ORLANDO PULSE KILLINGS THE NEW SANDY HOOK?”

Orlando victims look to Sandy Hook lawsuit against gun maker” the story headline of an article  written by Ana Radelant and published 27 June 2016. Ana’s story opens with this paragraph.

“Washington – Families of those massacred in an Orlando nightclub are weighing whether to follow the Sandy Hook families that have filed a lawsuit against makers of assault rifles like the one Adam Lanza used to kill 20 first graders and six adults…”

Before the Sandy Hook investigation was concluded, media, gun control activists, elected officials and aspiring politicians immediately called for background checks and the banning of modern sporting rifles, alleging that  Adam Lanza was able to purchase the guns used in the commission of his crimes. It was only after the “Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury on the Shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and 36 Yogananda Street,Newtown, Connecticut” was published that we discover that all firearms and ammunition used in the Sandy Hook killings were legally purchased by Adam Lanza’s  mother. All federal and state laws were observed, but years later we still have gun control activists and elected officials using Sandy Hook to advance a cause that has reached an unprecedented level of falsehoods. Can anyone be that stupid, or twofaced, to use the lives of those small children to promote something that is so corrupt and self-serving? If anything the Sandy Hook families should get behind the NRA and NSSF to promote programs like Child Safe. Folks it was parental negligence that opened the door to the Sandy Hook killings not Remington or its distributors and retailers.

The Sandy Hook families are now suing Remington, the distributor and retailer using a “negligent entrustment” argument. The Plaintiffs and their attorneys claim that they are going after the AR-15; describing it as a firearm designed to inflict massive amounts of damage in a short amount of time.  In addition to background checks maybe we should include I.Q. tests and a disclaimer, but anyone buying a firearm knows they’re purchasing an instrument that is potentially dangerous, and manufacturers go to extremes to communicate that point by publishing warnings on nearly every page in their owner’s manuals. Furthermore, every firearm shipped to retailers contains a steel cable lock which when used renders the firearm inoperable. As to the weapon of war concept, all of the rifles and operating systems below were weapons of war. The AR-15 is no more than a civilian version of a normal developmental progression, which is why we call it a modern semiautomatic rifle.

Kentucky Long rifle Flintlock .36 ball 1776-1816
Model 1795 Musket Flintlock .69 Ball 1795-1842
Model 1803 Rifle Flintlock .54 Ball 1803-?
Model 1812 Musket Flintlock .69 Ball 1812-1842
Model 1814 Rifle Flintlock .54 Ball 1814-?
Model 1816 Musket Flintlock .69 Ball 1816-1842
Model 1817 Rifle Flintlock .54 Ball 1817-1842
Model 1822 Musket Flintlock .69 Ball 1822-1865
Springfield Model 1835 Flintlock .69 Ball 1835-1842
Springfield Model 1842 Percussion cap .69 Ball 1842-1854
Springfield Model 1855 Percussion cap .58 Minié 1854-1861
Spencer Repeating Rifle Lever Action 56-56 Spencer 1860-1873
Springfield Model 1861 Percussion cap .58 Minié 1861-1867
Henry Repeating Rifle Lever Action .44 Henry 1862-1873
Springfield Model 1863 Percussion cap .58 Minié 1863-1867
Springfield Model 1865 Breech-loading .58 Musket Rimfire 1865-1867
Springfield Model 1866 Breech-loading .50-70 Government 1866-1873
Springfield Model 1868 Breech-loading .50-70 Government 1869-1873
Springfield Model 1873 Breech-loading .45-70 1873-1884
Springfield Model 1884 Breech-loading .45-70 1884-1894
Springfield Model 1892-99 Bolt action .30-40 Krag 1894-early 1900s
M1895 Lee Navy(Navy/Marines) Straight-pull 6mm Lee Navy 1895-early 1900s
M1903 Springfield Bolt-action .30-06 Springfield 1903-1957
M1916 Mosin–Nagant Bolt-action 7.62×54R 1918-c.1921
M1917 Enfield Bolt-action .30-06 Springfield 1917-1943
M1 Garand Semi-automatic .30-06 Springfield 1936-1963 (some used into the 1970s)
M1 Carbine Semi-automatic .30 Carbine 1942-1960s
M2 Carbine Selective fire .30 Carbine 1945-1960s
M14 Selective fire 7.62×51mm NATO 1959–Present Standard issue until 1970
Currently used as a marksman rifle
M16 Selective fire 5.56×45mm NATO 1964–Present Standard rifle of USMC
M4A1 Selective fire 5.56×45mm NATO 1994–Present Standard carbine of US Army
MK 17 Mod 0 (FN SCAR-H) Selective fire 7.62×51mm NATO 2009–present Used by all branches of USSOCOM

Adding insult to injury, SIG Arms is now in the crosshairs because a terrorist took 49 lives at an Orlando nightclub using one of its rifles, and it looks like the families of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub killings may be looking to the negligent entrustment argument to pursue an action against SigArms.

Read the article folks! And if it troubles you as much as it does us, contact your elected officials and ask them to protect the rights of firearm manufacturers with legislation that strengthens the PLCAA .

“Negligent Entrustment” you’ve got to be kidding me readers. I guess if some genetic defect picks up a Ginsu knife and kills 7 people with the damned thing the knife maker will have to defend a “Negligent Entrustment” suit. Take this seriously readers because it could destroy an industry and even your business. It’s unbelievable!

Have a great weekend, be safe over the 4th of July but do  take in the fireworks and for God’s sake vote this election cycle there’s a lot at stake!

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