It’s yet another example of a liberal judge on the bench being an activist rather than following the rule of law.
On Thursday a Connecticut judge denied Remington’s request to dismiss the frivolous lawsuit that has been brought against the company by the parents of Sandy Hook, who feel the company is responsible for the deaths of their children.
Apparently, the parents feel the Bushmaster AR-15, an inanimate object, is to blame for the deaths of their children, as if the CEO of Remington Arms had personally provided the firearm to the deranged Adam Lanza on that tragic day.
The rifle in question was purchased legally, so this is yet another case of people filing a frivolous lawsuits to line their pockets with cash after the death of a loved one.
In February, the class action suit was filed by nine of the families of those killed in the 2012 school shooting.
“We are thrilled that the gun companies’ motion to dismiss was denied. The families look forward to continuing their fight in court,” said Josh Koskoff, one of the lawyers representing the families, in a statement sent to Guns.com.
His law firm, Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, called the decision a “huge victory for the Sandy Hook families.”
The case argues that marketing efforts by Bushmaster, which is owned by Remington Outdoor Company, played an influential role in motivating the gunman who carried out the shooting.
A case like this sets a precedent that will allow for case after case being presented where people will want to sue a company simply because they need someone to blame or want to line their pockets at someone else’s expense.
What’s to stop people from suing car manufacturers when it was the drunk driver who collided with another vehicle?
For all the times I’ve left my Heckler & Koch P30LS 9mm on my nightstand or in my glove box, I have yet to witness it wandering off and shooting anyone.