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Response to gulliver (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 01:28 PM

8. When I was struck (and nearly killed by) a drunk driver

One of the first things my attorney made clear was that I couldn't sue the vehicle manufacturer or the dealership that sold Mr. Drunk Driver his vehicle.

Why? Because he used an otherwise legal product in an illegal way.

Unfortunately Organizations and lawyers looking for big bucks sued despite this age old legal doctrine. PLCAA enshrined into law, for firearms, the same protections other products get when used in an unlawful manner.

Should T-Fal be sued if someone uses one of the knives it makes to murder someone? Should Serta be sued if someone uses a pillow to suffocate someone? How about the Circle K that unwittingly sold 5 gallons of gas to an arsonist?

You really want to help grieving families? Tell them to avoid groups like Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety when they come around talking about lawsuits. They goad these families to sue gun manufacturers and then vanish when massive costs are assessed to the already distraught families.

On Edit: There is no similarity between tobacco and firearms. Tobacco companies spent decades trying to cover up how dangerous their products were. I've never seen a gun manufacturer hire a team of doctors to claim, under oath, that guns are not dangerous.

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