The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148617 Message #3466351
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
15-Jan-13 - 06:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
CNN reports that the firearms industry is...get ready...the only industry in America *explicitly protected by law from being sued for negligence.*
According to the chief of the NRA, the law was passed (I wish I knew just when) "merely to protect against frivolous lawsuits."
If you sue your doctor, or your municipality, a judge decides whether the suit has enough substance to go to trial; if he decides it's frivolous (i.e., baseless), he throws the suit out.
In the case of an arms manufacturer, no suit will even go to a judge.
In the words of Mr. Spock, "Fascinating."