Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Congress passes bill to prevent lawsuits against...

...Against Gun Manufacturers! Ha ha.

To quote the MadOgre,

"By a vote of 283 to 144 Congress passed a bill to protect gun makers from third party misuse of their products.
This is good news for shooters, and of course bad news for the anti-gun lobby. This is only common sense... what I want to know is how these 144 jerkwads justify the support of suing legal business that are in full compliance with the law, for something a criminal does with there product. This would be like someone suing Ford because a drunk ran someone over... it makes no sense and should be barred... which is what this bill does. The only reason that this is even an issue, even in today's Sue-Happy Society is that this was a means to shut down the gun makers. This wasn't about any “Saturday Night Specials” makers – this was all makers... one by one all would have fallen."
Unfortunately, that drunk driver example of a stupid lawsuit is exactly what gutted the general aviation industry in the 1970s and 80s. Because of the "sue the manufacturers because i"m too stupid to safely fly an airplane" asshats, owning a private, factory built Cessna or piper is ruinously expensive. Certificates of airworthiness, 100 hour overhauls, ridiculous insurance rates, and abso-fu**ing-lutely insane new aircraft purchase prices (in order to make sure the manufacturer has money for lawyers and chuckleheaded plaintifs).

If those brilliant examples of democracy in action had any balls they'd pass a "Personal responsibility" bill that would make it harder or impossible for people to blame (and sue) others for their own dumbass actions. Then maybe our "me too" politicos in Canada might actually get up the nerve to do the same thing.

Here's another fuzzy bunny brained example: this week a woman in that worker's paradise, Saskatchewan,
(now there's a province full of soft headed socialists) who had supposedly kicked her Meth-Amphetamine habit, sued her drug dealer for getting her hooked on Meth again. Setting aside all the law-enforcement issues (and man, there's a bunch ) maybe her family should have kept her in rehab longer?

I like to see a scummy drug dealer get in trouble, but I don't think he's going to give a shit about being sued.

Bring back public caning.

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