Nice shot! Court kills NYC gun law

Discussion in 'Firearm Related News' started by GGReporter, May 16, 2008.

  1. GGReporter

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    The media have been telling us to watch the gun-control case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, where we await a decision about Americans' Second Amendment rights. But the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals just handed down an equally important gun decision that has additional implications against judicial supremacy.The court, which convenes in New York City, shot down the longtime liberal dream of achieving gun control by suing gun manufacturers for crimes committed by firearms. In a remarkable decision, this federal appellate court dismissed City of New York v. Beretta U.S.A. Corp. and protected gun corporations against frivolous lawsuits in state and federal courts.

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  2. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

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    Score one for our side, and for the idea that the legislature makes the laws, the executive branch enforces the laws, and the courts see to it the laws are enforced impartially and in accordance with the Constitution. This business of "Bone law" (for those of us who remember Picket Fences and some of Judge Henry Bone's rulings) was never envisioned by the Framers. Judges who legislate from the bench are doing something that if not against the law, is unconstitutional.

    Trying to hold a gunmaker responsible for what someone does with his product is as asinine as holding a carmaker responsible for the actions of a drunk driver; or the maker of golf clubs responsible for a murderer who beats someone to death with a 5-iron; or a baseball maker for the death of someone hit by a line drive and killed.

    The antigunners can't get the laws they want passed through the legislature. It's finally dawned even on some Dumbocrats that promoting gun control is a losing proposition for a politician. So they have been trying to get what they want from activist judges. That's not the way our system is supposed to work.

    Now, if we can just come up with grounds for people who have had family members injured or killed because ordinances were passed at the behest of the antigunners to sue the living daylights out of the antis, we'll be getting somewhere. Hey, if the jerks want to claim cities can sue gunmakers for their actions in manufacturing guns, honest citizens ought to have the right to sue antigun groups for compensation for family members killed because of the antigunners' actions in getting those laws passed. That viewpoint is at least as valid as the idea of holding gunmakers responsible for what people do with the guns the gunmaker produces!
     

  3. Phew! A win is a win is a win, and we'll take it.
     
  4. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

    That decision is HUGE!!!