Skip to comments.Feds not liable for ranger’s stolen gun used in pier shooting (Kate Steinle)
Posted on 08/24/2021 2:33:41 PM PDT by aimhigh
The U.S. government can’t be held liable for the death of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier based on a federal ranger’s negligent storage of a gun that was stolen and used to shoot her, a Ninth Circuit panel ruled Tuesday.
Steinle was killed by a bullet that ricocheted off a concrete walkway and struck her in the back on Pier 14 in San Francisco on July 1, 2015. . . .
In arguments before a three-judge Ninth Circuit panel last month, a lawyer for Steinle’s parents argued U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ranger John Woychowski had a duty under California law to safeguard his firearm. His actions “created a risk of harm” for Steinle, attorney Valerie McGinty said.
In a 12-page opinion issued Tuesday, a three-judge Ninth Circuit panel refused to accept that argument. The panel affirmed Judge Spero’s January 2020 decision granting the U.S. government’s motion for summary judgment.
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Too bad Kate Steinle and Ashli Babbitt weren’t wearing BLM shirts.
Their murderers would be facing justice today.
. A rarity: The Ninth gets one right.
But if the family had sued the gun manufacturer, then the 9th circuit probably would have ruled differently.
Care to enlighten us?
No duty to safeguard a weapon? Hmm. Safe storage laws apply to whom?
I guarantee if the gun was stolen from a private citizen the outcome would be a 180
But Dems want to hold firearms manufacturers liable for what a customer does with a gun they’ve made.
Feds have a license to kill.Judges and government are scum.
We have to replace these Libtard judges. They care more about the socialist agenda that our country.
Yes, we do.
FWIW this good ruling is the result of Trump putting more conservative judges on the 9th Circus bench.
This is another brain dead argument, that seeks to place
blame on anyone other than the perpetrator of this crime.
He broke into a vehicle and committed theft, burglary.
He alone is responsible for the gun being in his hands.
The negligence in this crime is solely his.
1. he burglarized the vehicle
2. he chose to steal a weapon
3. he mishandled the weapon resulting in it firing and
....the loss of an innocent person’s life.
It appears his SCOTUS picks may miss the mark, but he did a
good job on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
I think his heart was in the right place on the SCOTUS picks
also, but got terrible advice.
Of course they got off. It’s the feds. They get away with everything. No joke
That beautiful young woman will never get justice.
The three judge panel was two Rapin Bill judges [A. Wallace Tashima and Susan P. Graber, circuit judges] and a Grabby Poppy [Bush senior] judge [Kathryn H. Vratil, senior district judge, District of Kansas].
This looks like a ruling to protect Big Government to me.
see post #15
The judge who let this criminal loose is liable.
Trump elevated her family even to the point of sharing the stage with them. It was one of the things that made people stand up and notice him, that he wasn’t backing down the way ordinary politicians would have.
That’s as close to justice as that family will get.
Well if i had supplied each one of my guns with a PFD I would not have lost them all in a boating mishap
(There is only liability for negligence handling firearms is when taxpayers do it. Our rulers are exempt.)
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