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NAACP SUIT GUNNED DOWN
New York Post ^
| KATI CORNELL SMITH
Posted on 07/22/2003 12:20:05 AM PDT by kattracks
Edited on 05/26/2004 5:15:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
July 22, 2003 -- Handgun makers dodged a bullet yesterday when a federal judge tossed the NAACP's lawsuit against the industry after the group failed to prove that blacks suffer unique harm from gun violence.
But Judge Jack Weinstein blasted the gun industry for doing too little to keep weapons away from criminals.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; naacp
posted on 07/22/2003 12:20:05 AM PDT
If guns are banned, we will see a great deal more crime.
posted on 07/22/2003 4:24:55 AM PDT
posted on 07/22/2003 6:26:12 AM PDT
by Joe Brower
(“In the struggle between those seeking power there is no middle course.” -- Tacitus)
"The industry as a whole has not adopted a responsible approach to limiting sales and supervising its retail outlets," Weinstein wrote in a 175-page decision filed in Brooklyn federal court yesterday.
So should GM limit sales and supervise to whom its retail outlets are selling cars?
Translation: Weinstein REALLY, REALLY wanted to give this to NAACP, but it would have required a degree of judicial activism he didn't think he could get away with.
posted on 07/22/2003 6:54:00 AM PDT
Is this the same judge that sued the school because his poor daughter wasn't given the title of valedictorian.
posted on 07/22/2003 7:01:09 AM PDT
The thought ocurrs to me that perhaps there is a vague low-level conspiracy here by judges and litigants to allow these cases to keep going until a certain point at which they are tossed out. That way the rule of law is preserved and judges are shielded from the scorn of congress and the public for making outrageous rulings, but the gun makers are forced to spend mass amounts of money to defend themselves. They're trying to bankrupt them one court case at a time.
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