Her seriously disturbed son went looking for the rifle, found it, murdered his mother with it, and then murdered 20 children and six adults at the school. The survivor plaintiffs now want Remington to pay them millions in damages. It’s now up to the Connecticut federal court to decide.
Supreme Court justices said Tuesday that a lawsuit against Remington Arms Co., a gunmaker, filed by family members of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre can move forward.
Despite the pervasive fear among many Americans that more guns equals more crime, statistics show that gun-freedom states like Vermont are among the safest places to live.
Amid a firestorm of criticism over a comment that he would not seek to repeal S.55, Republican gubernatorial candidate John Klar is reassuring voters that there will be no new gun-control laws in Vermont if he is elected in 2020.
We believe that we should be afforded the necessary means to protect ourselves and our families without having to worry about breaking the law. Furthermore, honest people should not have their capacity for self-defense limited to 10 rounds, or any number of rounds for that matter.
One murder is too many, but it’s pretty clear that the way to reduce homicides is not to take away or restrict citizens’ constitutional right to bear arms. In fact, the evidence points to just the opposite.
The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has filed a brief asking the state’s highest court to determine that a high-capacity magazine ban enacted last year comports with the Vermont Constitution.
Either we reclaim our constitutional heritage, or we collapse in barbaric anarchy that will make us wish we were instead at the fall of Rome. The prescription is to defend the Constitution against the insidious creep of tyranny.
There is a continuing clamor to “do something” when guns are used in crimes, and politicians go after the gun manufacturers because they are easy to find, keep copious records, and maybe can be made to take the blame for the wrongful use of their product.
“What a Federal Ammunition Background check system would do is to seriously raise the cost of ammunition to honest citizens; it would overload NCIS; it would cause some retail sellers to cease selling ammunition altogether.”
In a Sept. 23 letter, Donovan and 21 other state attorneys general asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and several other leaders to enact the so-called “Jaime’s Law,” which would require background checks for ammunition purchases.