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Name: John
Gender: Male
Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ.
Home country: USA
Current location: On our small farm.
Member since: Mon Sep 22, 2014, 09:56 PM
Number of posts: 9,951

About Me

U.S. Army veteran/retired, now living in the Flagstaff, AZ. area with my wife, we own and run a small farm. Avid hunters and target shooters, we believe in GLBT rights, social equality, single payer, etc. We\'re also strong defenders of ALL rights.

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Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturer Moved to Federal Court

MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Gunmaker Remington won a bid to move a lawsuit by families of the victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre from state to federal court, officials said on Thursday.

The move could help Remington by taking the suit out of the hands of a state system that might be influenced by local issues, said Timothy Lytton, a professor at Albany Law School.

"The defendants must believe they have a better chance of stopping the lawsuit in federal court than in state court," he said, adding that federal courts have a track record of rejecting gun manufacturer liability cases.


http://news.yahoo.com/connecticut-school-massacre-suit-moved-u-federal-court-025938500--finance.html

Now that it's been moved to the Federal Court system, what little chance the plaintiff's had in State Court has now disappeared and will now almost certainly be dismissed due to the PLCAA.

Democratic Party Position on Gun Control

"Firearms. We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans' Second Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation. We understand the terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life is fragile, and our time here is limited and precious. We believe in an honest, open national conversation about firearms. We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements—like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole—so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few."


http://www.democrats.org/democratic-national-platform

Most of this I agree, what I don't agree with is another useless AWB.

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