HILLARY LIES: GUN INDUSTRY IMMUNITY
When someone continually stares at the camera and lies and lies again, someone should say something. Hillary Clinton: "Probably one of the most egregious, wrong, pieces of legislation that ever passed the Congress when it comes to this issue is to protect gun sellers and gun makers from liability," she said in Iowa Oct. 7. "They are the only business in America that is wholly protected from any kind of liability. They can sell a gun to someone they know they shouldn't, and they won't be sued. There will be no consequences." That is an obvious, ridiculous lie. Hillary is either completely ignorant, or she is lying. You can take you pick on that one.
Gun manufacturers get sued constantly. If your company makes firearms or step ladders, you are going to get sued. I've consulted in many cases where either the gun manufacturer is sued, the gun retailer is sued, or both. Hillary Clinton saying that guns are “the only business in America that is wholly protected from any kind of liability” is a rancid, offensively stupid lie.
Manufacturers and dealers can still be held liable for damages resulting from defective products, breach of contract, criminal misconduct, and other actions for which they are directly responsible in much the same manner that any U.S. based manufacturer of consumer products are held responsible. They may also be held liable for negligence when they have reason to know a gun is intended for use in a crime.
Taurus is settling a class-action lawsuit for $39 million dollars: http://concealednation.org/2015/07/massive-taurus-settlement-underway-as-many-as-100000-semi-auto-pistols-affected/ .
Remington is in the process of settling a huge lawsuit that affects 7.5 million to 7.8 million rifles: http://www.ktvh.com/2015/12/judge-delays-settlement-on-allegedly-defective-remington-rifles/ Now, just where is the “wholly protected from liability” horse manure that Hillary Clinton keeps spouting? Taurus and Remington, to name but two companies, would love to hear about it.
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