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5 years 31 weeks ago, 10:02 AM

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LOS ANGELES — An appeals court has rejected a lawsuit against a gunmaker and Seattle gun dealer over a 1999 shooting rampage at a San Fernando Valley Jewish center.

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Los Angeles ruled Monday that a federal law shielding gunmakers from suits over criminal use of their products was constitutional.

White supremacist Buford Furrow of Olympia wounded five people, including three children, at a Jewish community center in Granada Hills. He later killed a postal carrier.

Furrow pleaded guilty and got life in prison.

Relatives of victims sued Georgia-based Glock Inc., RSR Wholesale Guns Seattle and a Chinese manufacturer. Monday's ruling said Glock and the Seattle dealer were immune. The case against China North Industries Corp. can proceed.

Note: The Ninth Circuit is widely held to be the most liberal of them all, so this is particularly interesting.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
5 years 31 weeks ago, 10:23 AM

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When the "Ninth Circus Court of Appeals" does something right!

5 years 31 weeks ago, 10:28 AM

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If a gun manufacturer abides by all Federal and State laws regarding wholesale distribution, and a gun dealer abides by the laws also, how on Earth can this kind of lawsuit last this long? I understnad suing Glock if a gun explodes, causing injury or death due to poor materials or some other fault of the gun, but I don't get how any judge at all can allow this. Fuck, the guns worked as designed, it's not the manufacturer or dealer's fault that the fuckhead comitted homicide instead of suicide. I do understand how the lawsuits happen, but it boggles my mind how any judge could possibly let this shit go for so long. I'm going to need to do my disclaimer here, but I have to say it, These judges and other court officials, liberal and conservative, are corrupting our legal system with their own personal views, and if they ended up strung up from a lamp post, I doubt I'd much care. I AM NOT ADVOCATING THE VIOLENT OVERTHROW OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT OR THE ASSASSINATION OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS.

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5 years 31 weeks ago, 10:32 AM

samD

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handguns Inc, Brady et al to try to force gun manufacturers to close up shop and quit making guns. It didn't work, but this suit and related go back years. We agree with you, take a laxative and chill.

5 years 31 weeks ago, 10:46 AM

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Laxative? Chill?

I'm sorry, but laxatives and chill don't go together. Now, laxatives and chili sure do. Didn't mean to go all "Manny G" there, but I get irritated with these stupid things. I read one of Schuyler's posts where he exhibited a lack of confidence in the citizenry today and I have to agree wholeheartedly with him. The lack of awareness of our elected officials' actions is one irritating thing, and the lawsuits filed in this country that are actually considered are mindblowing. I know it's over, but the dumb bitch with the McDonald's coffee still pisses me off. IT'S COFFEE, YOU STUPID CUNT!!! OF COURSE IT'S HOT!!! It doesn't take much to make me happy, but it doesn't take much to set me off, either. This is just one of those things that sets me off. I did go shooting right after my PT test this morning, so that made me happy.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.

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