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Old 03-18-2018, 03:28 PM
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Suing mfgrs

A continuing push after the misuse of a firearm is to sue the manufacturer. We understand the misguided idea behind this but, too many people can't understand it. Sooo, I feel justified by, "like think", to bring suit against cell phone manufacturers and plan providers if it is determined a phone was used by a driver that causes an auto accident with me or any of my family. Perhaps this idea taken to it's logical conclusion will cause some thought in some circles. But...then again thought might be expecting too much. But, I am putting my plan out there to push the idea. I realize the courts would rule on the merit but, I bet I can find an attorney to try.
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:34 PM
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Since cell phones all have GPS capabilities, they need to be "safe" cell phones, automatic powered down when moving more than 2mph.... the evil phone manufacturers have failed to do this- sue them all.
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:04 PM
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Wasn't there a "protection act", passed years ago, that disallows suits that are based on a gun's "deadliness" or other claim that has nothing to do with a gun's function?
That is, just like any other product, you can't sue the manufacturer if a gun is working as intended but is misused.
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:07 PM
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Wasn't there a "protection act", passed years ago, that disallows suits that are based on a gun's "deadliness" or other claim that has nothing to do with a gun's function?
That is, just like any other product, you can't sue the manufacturer if a gun is working as intended but is misused.
There was. Its almost impossible - if the judge adheres to the law- to sue a gilun manufacturer for the intentional, willfull, criminal of a third party.
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:12 PM
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The anti-gunners will simply trod out their tired old claim that guns are an exception because they are specifically designed to kill, as opposed to phones and cars which are not. I guess you're not as dead when struck by a car as you are when struck by bullets.

Like we always say... when a drunk driver kills somebody we blame the driver. When a suicide bomber blows up people we blame the suicide bomber and anyone he worked for. But when somebody is shot we blame the guns and their legal owners who had absolutely nothing to do with it.
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:22 PM
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The anti-gunners will simply trod out their tired old claim that guns are an exception because they are specifically designed to kill, as opposed to phones and cars which are not.
How would that work- as the Federal law in question is not genersl in nature x and does not address cars, phones, alcohol or anything else . It addresses ad protects only and SPECIFICLY firearms manufacturers....

Even the densest lib would have a difficult time suggesting that a law specificly and only protecting gun manufacturers, by design and intent, doesn't apply to gun manufacturers....
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:33 PM
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Lorcin was sued out of existence. One time for the gun's tendency to go off in the users pants, the other reasons were probably due to the fact they were located in California, and easy targets for liberal lawyers. I dont feel sorry for them. They built a crappy gun, and the owner was friends with a phedophile (the owner of Jennings).
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:36 PM
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Lorcin was sued out of existence. One time for the gun's tendency to go off in the users pants, the other reasons were probably due to the fact they were located in California, and easy targets for liberal lawyers. I dont feel sorry for them. They built a crappy gun, and the owner was friends with a phedophile (the owner of Jennings).
This happened
A- long before Federal protections were enacted
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B- because of a piss poor, dangerous product, NOT criminal misuse
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:48 PM
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The Firearms Manufactures Protection Act. Look up the 2016 DNCs platform and under gun control you can read thier definition of “Common Sense Gun Control”. Thier platform clearly states that they will campaign for revoking this law. This act has nothing to do with safety but everything to do with frivolous law suites. Sue the manufacturer and dealer of firearms and drive them out of business. This way, without taking on the 2A, you can shut down the supply source for firearms, and components. Simple isn’t it........
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:56 PM
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The liberals want to sue gun manufacturers for being, umm... gun manufacturers. The FMPA exists simply because gun manufacturers were being held liable when their products actually worked as designed. It does not protect companies who break the law or purposely allow their products to be sold to prohibited groups or individuals.
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:49 AM
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I believe the OP is being ironic but...

dsk Is right on, but some are conflating political motivations with actual product liability laws. Those laws protect consumers from defective goods, like the malfunctioning pistol noted above. Or a new chair collapsing the first time you sit in it. Those are examples of when a manufacturer is truly liable and can be sued for producing a defective product.
When a firearm injures or kills, it's performing exactly as advertised unless it is proven defective.
Hence the warning sheets that come from the mfg with every new firearm.
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