Lawsuit Against Gun Sale Website Allowed to Proceed

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Lawsuit Against Gun Sale Website Allowed to Proceed

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Post by thatguyoverthere » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:45 pm

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN1HQ31P
A Wisconsin appeals court on Thursday ruled that the daughter of a woman killed in a 2012 mass shooting can sue the operator of a firearms classified ad website from which the killer illegally bought his gun.
This is in Wisconsin, against the on-line broker Armslist.com. I haven't used them, so am not familiar with them. The way I understand it, the web site operator isn't a gun dealer, it's just a web site that puts buyers and sellers together, sort of like Craig's List or many others.

Doesn't seem like a good precedent to me, but maybe I'm wrong? :headscratch

Anybody know anything about them or done business with them?


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Post by flechero » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:14 pm

Maybe she should sue the murderer... or his estate, family that failed to help him or the number of others who failed him...

This is literally like suing ford over a drunk driver killing someone.

I'm hoping for a level headed jury and a reverse damages award.

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Post by Flightmare » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:21 pm

flechero wrote:Maybe she should sue the murderer... or his estate, family that failed to help him or the number of others who failed him...

This is literally like suing ford over a drunk driver killing someone.

I'm hoping for a level headed jury and a reverse damages award.
I would argue it's more like suing Autotrader.com over a drunk driver killing someone. Suing the gun manufacturer would be akin to suing Ford.
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Post by dlh » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:45 pm

The reporting is so vague it is difficult to know what "really" happened. Were FFLs involved? What was the paper-trail? Will try to keep up with this one.


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Post by bblhd672 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:50 pm

Another progressive socialist lawsuit as part of the agenda. Sue us out of our guns is part of the plan.


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Post by rotor » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:57 pm

Brady seems to be famous for this type of suit..
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/vol ... a813b21e7b

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Post by lonestar144 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:14 pm

Flightmare wrote: I would argue it's more like suing Autotrader.com over a drunk driver killing someone. Suing the gun manufacturer would be akin to suing Ford.
Or like suing a car sales company over a drunk driver killing someone. But that is not the point. These type of people go after the bigger guy, whether they had any involvement or not. They know the little guy wont pay out as much.


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Post by twomillenium » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:44 pm

Maybe, they should sue Al Gore for inventing the Internet! :cool:
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