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  • RR_Security
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    Originally posted by jediphobic View Post
    It's quite a stretch to say that a company is negligent for not following non-existent laws, and also not fully interviewing every customer to attempt to prevent them breaking the law somewhere down the road after the purchase. Should Walmart interview everybody buying a ski mask because they might choose to use it to rob a bank?
    Well put.

    Instead of "gun control," I think the nation needs more nut control. Then the likes of Loughner*, Holmes, and Lanza might not be able to use guns, knives, automobiles, flammable liquids, or anything else to harm others.

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    *Couldn't remember his last name, but Googled "Jared nutcase" and found it.

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  • BAinCJ
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    I originally thought that the lawsuit involving that lady who sued McDonald's over some spilled hot coffee was frivolous. However, after learning additional facts at http://www.lectlaw.com/files/cur78.htm , that changed my mind..

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  • codemanski
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    "To be fair, she received third degree burns from the coffee, and required skin grafts and a long hospital stay to recover. That might be an indication that the coffee was just a bit *too* hot."

    ...so she shouldn't have put the cup between her legs!

    I suppose I should sue if I put my foot under a running lawnmower and suffer injuries. Or maybe I should sue for suffering a "brain freeze" from eating ice cream too fast because there wasn't a warning posted on the cone.
    We have become a litigious society and will sue for anything. Growing up, I don't remember warnings like that on the gas powered lawnmower I used, and I KNEW what would happen if I ate my ice cream too fast. Like Bob Dillon said..."for the times they are a changing." Sad!
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    Last edited by codemanski; 09-25-2014, 10:25 AM.

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  • jediphobic
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    Should the batty old lady that put the cup of HOT friggen coffee between her legs foreseen that it might burn her if it spilled?
    To be fair, she received third degree burns from the coffee, and required skin grafts and a long hospital stay to recover. That might be an indication that the coffee was just a bit *too* hot. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck...;s_Restaurants

    That said, I have a hard time seeing what these parents really hope to get out of this lawsuit. Even if they believe there should be additional safeguards in place to prevent people like Holmes from buying guns and ammo online, they have to know that those safeguards are currently not in place.

    It's quite a stretch to say that a company is negligent for not following non-existent laws, and also not fully interviewing every customer to attempt to prevent them breaking the law somewhere down the road after the purchase. Should Walmart interview everybody buying a ski mask because they might choose to use it to rob a bank?

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  • BAinCJ
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    Originally posted by chiefjack View Post
    Not so loony...I yell and cuss my guns when they don't hit the target right and they make me pay for it by continuing to miss the 10-ring consistently!!!!
    I think you have a legitimate case to sue the company who manufacturers those targets. How dare they place the 10-ring where your bullets are not going!
    Last edited by BAinCJ; 09-25-2014, 10:57 AM.

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  • Carbonfiberfoot
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    Originally posted by Steve856
    OK, are we judging the merits of the lawsuit based on what is reported in the media? Really?

    Reports are reporters. They are not qualified to ascertain the validity of a lawsuit. Who knows what this suit is really about!

    And yes, when a kid gets killed, they are going to sue anyone and everyone they can. Is that somehow surprising?
    Not every parent is a litigious idiot.

    Exhibit A: None of the other parents who lost children in this tragedy sued online firearm\ammo retailers.

    These people are either greedy and opportunistic, or truly stupid enough to believe that demented (but intelligent and methodical) people like Holmes will be remotely deterred by having to drive to their local Walmart for ammo instead of ordering it online.

    The horse is the problem. The cart rolls along fine, with thousands of people making daily ammo orders and somehow managing to avoid shooting anyone.

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  • JasperST
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    Originally posted by Steve856
    OK, are we judging the merits of the lawsuit based on what is reported in the media? Really?

    Reports are reporters. They are not qualified to ascertain the validity of a lawsuit. Who knows what this suit is really about!

    And yes, when a kid gets killed, they are going to sue anyone and everyone they can. Is that somehow surprising?
    Yes it is if it's your kid that did the killing. What kind of details of the suit do you need to see for "parents suing ammo and gear sellers"? The victims should be suing the parents!

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  • Miller11x
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    So if I get killed by a drunk driver can my family sue Captain Morgan?

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  • Aerohead
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    Originally posted by chiefjack View Post
    not so loony...i yell and cuss my guns when they don't hit the target right and they make me pay for it by continuing to miss the 10-ring consistently!!!!
    sue them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • SkyBehind
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    Originally posted by chiefjack View Post
    Not so loony...I yell and cuss my guns when they don't hit the target right and they make me pay for it by continuing to miss the 10-ring consistently!!!!
    This is too funny!!!

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  • chiefjack
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    Originally posted by JustAJ View Post
    DUDE! I can just see it now, some paranoid type browsing the forums and saying "This guy's guns are talking to him - LOCK HIM UP IN THE LOONY BIN!!" All becuase people really don't get sarcasm nowadays.
    Not so loony...I yell and cuss my guns when they don't hit the target right and they make me pay for it by continuing to miss the 10-ring consistently!!!!

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  • RR_Security
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    Originally posted by codemanski View Post
    We are a litigious society that will sue for anything and everything.
    Originally posted by IAM Rand View Post
    Stupidity rules the USA.
    I read somewhere awhile back that there's a phrase used in the U.K.: "Where there's blame, there's a claim."

    Somehow it's not terribly reassuring to know that it's not just the U.S.

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  • Aerohead
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    That actually would have been an interesting law suit.

    The lady that sued McDonald's for the hot coffee get sued by McDonald's for the cost of labeling their things as "hot" and getting every penny (and then some) back...I'd like to see that one.

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  • IAM Rand
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    Originally posted by Carbonfiberfoot View Post
    She chose a rational and logical response. Sandy and Lonnie Phillips chose an irrational and illogical response. It sounds like they want to see freedoms added to the body count.
    You can blame someone that did something awful, but it will not explain why it was done. Do I think he is a whack job, yes. Do I believe he was aware of what he was doing and knew that it was wrong, yes. They want to blame someone they think will make a difference since blaming Holmes won't do any good and the DA is already trying to get some justice there. I am surprised that they didn't try and sue the gun manufacturer also. That may be next.

    I am kinda stumped that they are going to be able to sue the movie theater. Who in their wildest dreams would have thought something like that would have happened? I guess at least one person did. Was the theater supposed to have armed guards in full body armor with AR15s and riot shields? Should the airlines that the 9/11 attackers have foreseen that something like that would have happened? Did they get sued. Should the batty old lady that put the cup of HOT friggen coffee between her legs foreseen that it might burn her if it spilled? Should McDonalds have sued her because of the problems she caused by spilling the coffee on her hoochie?

    Stupidity rules the USA.
    Last edited by IAM Rand; 09-24-2014, 12:29 PM.

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  • Carbonfiberfoot
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    Originally posted by Kieth M. View Post
    Strange. I worked in a Colorado gun store for about a year 02/13-02/14. I will never forget one of my customers, a 40-ish woman who came in to buy a handgun.

    She volunteered that her son was in that theater. Her son went to ground and crawled over the body of a dead little girl. He stood up and watched Holmes draw a bead on him, fire, and MISS. He got out.

    She told me the reason she was buying a gun, will learn to use it, and will carry it concealed is that she has other kids. And she will not be found empty-handed should the same thing happen, again.
    She chose a rational and logical response. Sandy and Lonnie Phillips chose an irrational and illogical response. It sounds like they want to see freedoms added to the body count.

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