On Friday morning Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis struck down the Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit against Remington Arms; a suit that was filed after a legally made and sold AR-15 was stolen from its owner and used to kill innocents at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Hillary Clinton responded to the dismissal of the suit by calling it “incomprehensible” and reaffirmed her determination to change laws so that crime victims can sue gun manufacturers.
Clinton tweeted: ‘It’s incomprehensible that our laws would protect gun makers over Sandy Hook families. We need to fix this.”
It's incomprehensible that our laws would protect gun makers over Sandy Hook families. We need to fix this. https://t.co/96uBe92wPi
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 15, 2016
Think about the specifics of the Sandy Hook attack–the AR-15 that Adam Lanza used was legally manufactured by Bushmaster, which is owned by Remington Arms. The gun was legally sold as well and registered to Nancy Lanza, Adam’s mother. Determined to do evil, Adam stole the gun from his mother–along with other guns as well–and shot and killed Nancy in her sleep. He then went to Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, 2012, where he proceeded to shoot and kill 26 innocents.
So the suit revolved around a gun that was acquired via thievery then misused in the most heinous way imaginable. Judge Bellis found the suit to be the frivolous type from which gun manufacturers are shielded by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), and she dismissed it. Clinton finds it “incomprehensible” that Remington Arms was protected from a suit under such conditions.
Breitbart News previously reported that Clinton wants crime victims to be able to sue gun manufacturers for gun crime. She highlighted this on December 29, 2015, at a New Hampshire town hall, where she also made clear her belief that crime victims ought to be able to sue gun sellers as well.
How long would the manufacturer and licensed seller of any well-known product be able to survive if they were suddenly held liable for the criminal misuse of their product? The answer–not very long. And this is why Bernie Sanders warned that Clinton’s gun control proposals would end gun manufacturing in America if ever enacted.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.