On Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected a request by gun maker Remington, allowing a lawsuit against the gun company filed on behalf of parents of several of the children killed in the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary to proceed in Connecticut state court.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation quickly issued a statement expressing disappointment in the Court’s inaction, but expressed optimism for the eventual outcome of the case.
We are confident that Remington will prevail at trial. Nothing in Remington’s advertising of these products connotes or encourages the illegal or negligent misuse of firearms, or that Mrs. Nancy Lanza, who lawfully purchased the firearm two years prior to the incident, or [name redacted]* himself, saw or were influenced in any way by any advertisement. As the Connecticut Supreme Court noted in its 4-3 decision allowing the case to proceed noted, “Proving such a causal link at trial may prove to be a Herculean task.”
We continue to feel sympathy toward the Sandy Hook victims, as NSSF is headquartered in Newtown, but [name redacted] alone is responsible for his heinous actions.
The NSSF’s Larry Keane sat down with me today for a lengthy and in-depth discussion about the Remington case, how gun control groups will try to capitalize on the Supreme Court’s silence, and why gun owners shouldn’t read too much into the decision by the justices not to take up the case, as unfortunate as it may be that they did not.
Also on today’s Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co. we have the story of a man charged with an Alabama kidnapping while he was out on bond for attempted murder, an armed citizen in California able to come to the aid of his neighbor who’d nabbed a burglar in his garage, and a woman who risked her own life to save another when a car plunged into an icy cold pond in rural Kentucky.
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*I meant to redact the killer’s name in my orginal post on Tuesday, but neglected to do so. I also did not inform Larry of our policy at Bearing Arms not to name these types of attention-seeking killers before our interview, so you will hear his name a couple of times. I apologize for the lapses in our policy.