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NRA Takes 'Bold' Stand For Bushmaster, Slams Newtown Families

You had to know they weren't going to sit still for a lawsuit against one of their major funders.

That didn't take long. The NRA henchmen are already on the air attacking those horrible Newtown families for daring to sue Bushmaster, manufacturer of the weapon that killed their children.

Media Matters:

The National Rifle Association's news show Cam & Company hosted an attorney to attack as "frivolous" and "irresponsible" a lawsuit filed against NRA corporate donor Bushmaster for making the gun used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

On December 13, several Newtown families sued Bushmaster under a "negligent entrustment" theory for the gun manufacturer's role in putting an assault weapon into the hands of a gunman who killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The lawsuit also named Bushmaster's parent company, Remington Arms Company, as well as the seller and the distributor of the gun.

Steve Halbrook, an attorney who writes about the Second Amendment and other gun issues, joined Cam & Company on December 16 to repeatedly suggest that the lawsuit was "frivolous," call for the complaint to be dismissed, and argue that Bushmaster may be entitled to compensation for attorney's fees. Halbrook is also the author of a book that advances the ahistorical claim that gun restrictions were responsible for Hitler's rise to power and served as counsel for the NRA in the landmark Supreme Court case McDonald v. Chicago.)

During his appearance, Halbrook said that the plaintiffs -- who are family members of teachers and children who were killed at Newtown, as well as one survivor of the attack -- and their lawyers were "extremely irresponsible" to file the lawsuit.

Actually, those who are extremely irresponsible are the ones who manufactured a weapon of mass destruction and marketed it to everyone, whether or not they were capable of it.

I really want the NRA and Bushmaster to feel the pain of this lawsuit in a big way.


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