A new ruling from the highest court just dealt a major blow to the 2nd Amendment. The days that we can maintain our right to bear arms without bloodshed might be numbered.
Manufacturing liability is complicated, but here’s the gist. For almost any product, there are three kinds of liability: design, production and presentation. Let’s say you make whisky. If the chemical composition of the whisky is poorly chosen and becomes toxic, whoever signed off on the formula is liable for anyone who gets sick drinking it.
Let’s say instead that the formula is fine, but a batch gets contaminated and shipped to stores. Now, it’s the processing facility that’s liable for sick people.
The third possibility is that you market your whisky as toothpaste. People take it seriously and get gum disease as a result. You’re potentially liable for improperly presenting the product. These are the three cases.
You should notice that none of these examples make you liable for drunk driving. If the whisky is intentionally alcoholic and presented as a means to get drunk, you aren’t responsible for people abusing that alcohol.
Until now, that’s been the same story for guns. Just like you can’t sue Jack Daniels for car accidents, you haven’t been able to sue Remington for gun crimes. If the gun works properly and as advertised, they aren’t responsible for the actions of criminals and maniacs. It seems pretty reasonable.
All of that is now changing. The left has long wanted to try to sue gun manufacturers into oblivion, but until now, that has been a pipe dream. A survivor of Sandy Hook has sued Remington for liability of damages caused in that horrific crime.
Remington appealed the filing of the suit (meaning the suit has gone absolutely nowhere so far), and that appeal just reached the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court just departed from precedence (and basic logic), and they are allowing the suit to continue.
We’re still a long way away from Remington actually taking a loss on this suit. Even if they did, they would still be able to appeal the results of the suit, so this isn’t the end. But, it might be the beginning of the end.
The Supreme Court just opened the floodgates. No matter what happens, you can safely bet that the left is going to level as many lawsuits as conceivably possible at every major gun manufacturer in America.
If they can’t ban guns, they’ll just sue the manufacturers out of business. That’s a good enough win for a power-hungry leftist because they understand the most important truth. “Progress” never reverts. Lost freedom can’t be regained.