Mar 142019
 

Today the Crackpots at the Connecticut Supreme Court revived a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the rifle that shot people in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

In a surprisingly goofy decision the court agreed with the trial judge that the plaintiffs, a survivor of the attack and relatives of nine people murdered at the school, could sue under the theory that Remington, which owns the company that makes the Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle used by Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza, violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) by marketing the gun, a variation on the Colt AR-15, in a way that emphasized its “militaristic and assaultive qualities.” The court was surprised to learn guns are used by military people to shoot enemies. It should have been advertised as a gas propelling device instead of a gun. That’s like saying lungs cannot be called life supporting systems.