Activist Judge Sets Trial Date For Frivolous AR-15 Lawsuit In Connecticut
Connecticut Judge Barbara Bellis refused to comply with federal law last week, which compels her to toss out a frivolous lawsuit filed by a small group of Sandy Hook families who are seeking to make selling the most popular rifle sold in the United States illegal.
She’s now set a trial date for this lie-filed suit.
Yesterday a Connecticut judge set a trial date of April 3, 2018, for a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, and dealer who supplied the Bushmaster XM15-E2S used in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. In the meantime, the plaintiffs—who include the families of nine people murdered at the school, plus a survivor of the attack—can proceed with discovery. It’s not exactly clear what they hope to find, since the case hinges not on facts but on the way they’re spun. The plaintiffs argue that selling the Bushmaster XM15-E2S and other AR-15-style rifles to the general public qualifies as “negligent entrustment,” because such “assault weapons” have “no legitimate civilian purpose.”
“No legitimate civilian purpose?”
Citizen demand in particular for AR-15 pattern rifles is especially high in recent years, for the most practical of reasons.
AR-15 rifles are very modular in nature. Depending on the needs and desires of the owner, an AR-15 can be set up in a wide range of configurations.
AR-15-style rifles are common among competition shooters, using iron sights or optics depending upon the kind of competition.
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