Families of Sandy Hook victims sue gun manufacturer

U.S. Senate confirms anti-gun advocate as U.S. Surgeon General on same day

A lawsuit against gun manufacturer Bushmaster has been filed in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut by the families of nine of the people killed, and another who was wounded, in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Also named in the suit are the local retailer who sold the AR-15 weapon used by Adam Lanza, 20, to kill 20 first-graders and six educators. He also killed his mother in the home they shared, later turning his gun on himself.

The depraved acts of violence against innocent young children and their teachers shocked the nation. Grief was felt by all who heard of the sadistic slaughter. Yet this lawsuit makes little sense.

“It’s very easy to blame an inanimate object. Any kind of instrument in the wrong hands can be put to evil use. This comes down to intent — criminal behavior, accountability and responsibility,” George Kollitides, the CEO of Freedom Group, which owns Bushmaster, told Washington Times in 2013.

The 40-page negligence and wrongful death suit names Bushmaster as well as a weapons distributor and the retailer that sold the gun used in the shooting. Plaintiffs claim the weapon, purchased by Lanza’s mother two years earlier, should not have been sold because it had no reasonable civilian purpose.

Passed in 2005, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act shields most gun makers and dealers from civil action “resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse” of a firearm or ammunition.

Yet Monday in a 51-4 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States. Murthy has been at the center of controversy, tweeting on Oct. 12, 2012, “Tired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c they’re scared of NRA. Guns are a health care issue.”

He also founded Doctors for America, a national physicians group that worked to pass Obamacare, and has worked to promote the seriously flawed government overreach into American health care.

 

9 Responses to Families of Sandy Hook victims sue gun manufacturer

  1. John Liberty says:

    It just figures that an Englishman would not support armed citizens.
    First off, they use pepper sprays, stun guns, and BS talking to defuse a situation. We saw just how well that worked for the British Military man who was beheaded on a London street didn’t we? An armed citizen would have put him face-to-face with his Allah.
    It worked out so well for 2 unarmed FEMALE officers like Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone who were both killed in the line of duty.
    We are living in an increasing uncivilized world … grow to defend yourself .. or you won’t be anything but dead meat to criminals who love to exude their power over the unarmed citizenry. No wonder Mexican drug lords OWN THE STREETS, the citizens cannot have guns and the criminals know it every day, every night.

    Remember that it was the American patriots WHO HAD GUNS that started the War for Independence from the British king … and ended it !!!

    • Maggie says:

      Thank you for your wise insight on this important topic. Constraining law abiding Americans based on the violent actions of a few, regardless how atrocious they might be, is not only wrong, it is alarming. Deception runs deep with liberals. They actually want us disarmed and vulnerable.

  2. CD 8 PC says:

    Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso, who is also an orthopedic surgeon, spoke out against this liberal appointee, saying “The majority of his career has been spent not as a doctor treating patients but as an activist, an activist focused on gun control”
    This confirmation is a travesty.

  3. Cave Creek Cal says:

    Murthy is of East Indian heritage. India is a country where restrictions on firearms are extremely tight. There are an estimated 40 million guns in India — and as concerns rise about safety, the number of applications for gun licenses is growing, although getting a gun license can take years. Incredibly, applicants must first prove there’s a direct threat to their life. So the black market for guns is growing, says gun-dealer Joydeep Biswas, whose family has been in the gun business for five generations. “A large chunk of people want it for self-defense. So yes, people want it for their own personal safety. indians are buying illegal arms irrespective of whether the government gives them a license or not.” It’s estimated that illegal gun ownership in India is more than 85 percent of the total.

    http://www.marketplace.org/topics/world/bbc-world-service/india-gun-control-tight-black-market-thrives

  4. jon jensen says:

    20 dead school children is a small price to pay for are god given second amendment rights!

  5. Hagar says:

    I know the grandparents of one of the victims. It especially hurts when these despicable acts strike so closely.

  6. Annie O. says:

    Bad guys, even the crazy ones, seem to be very cowardly and prefer to attack people with no protection. Insane to give them more easy targets. And why do we have to depend on our gun-friendly organizations and blogs to send us stories about all the lives guns have saved when in the hands of shop owners (as in Ferguson) and homeowners? The lame MSM never seem to get or give that news. With ISIS in America, we all need to ‘carry’, even in
    coffee shops, apparently.

  7. Saguaro Sam says:

    Dr. Murthy, from what I have read, was born to parents who are from India. HIs father apparently had a medical practice in Miami.

    He is the co-founder of a technology corporation that is somehow tied to clinical trials (conflict of interest?)

    He states that one of his missions is to deal with childhood obesity.
    Hey, no problemo, Obama’s economy is starving American citizens and Michelle’s school lunch program is being described by students as “basically tree bark”.

    Dr. Murthy is also in favor of “healthy communities”.
    Maybe he should take up residence in the Biosphere down there in Oracle.

    Another freak in Obama’s three ring circus.