Brady Loses Again

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Destroy Freedom got its rear end handed to it in court the other day. Brady took the website Armslist.com to court  in an attempt to hold the gun classifieds site liable for crimes that might, theoretically, be committed with the guns purchased through their website.

They tried to hold the gun industry liable via government force, and that didn’t work out so well, so now they’re trying to sue us out of existence. Well… that didn’t happen.

To prevail on a claim of negligence under Illinois law, a plaintiff must “prove the existence of a duty of care owed by the defendant to the plaintiff, a breach of that duty, and an injury proximately caused by that breach.” Buechel v.United States, (citing Thompson v. Gordon, (Ill. 2011)). The district court found that the first element, the existence of a duty of care, was lacking.

Armslist does not sell guns. It allows people to post classified ads, and therefore, holding them responsible for any violent act committed with a gun that was sold through their website is something akin to holding Craigslist responsible for a car crash caused by a drunk driver who bought a car through their site.

Stupid.

But what do you expect from the desperate gun grabbers at the Brady Center?

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4 Responses to Brady Loses Again

  1. 3boxesofbs says:

    I think that holding Armslist responsible was a step in making it more difficult to purchase and sell firearms but it was a step in a long term goal.
    The long term goal is to show it is unsafe for anyone to own firearms. After all, if you sell them you could be helping someone commit murder. If you own them, why you are endangering your family.
    The anti-rights cultists have to portray every firearm, every gun owner, every concealed carry license holder as unsafe. Otherwise people might not buy into their agenda….they would see the proof in front of them, in their homes.

    Bob S.

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  2. Archer says:

    Please tell me IL has a “loser pays” system, wherein the Bradys will be required to reimburse Armslist.com for their court and/or attorneys’ fees.

    They’ve been trying – repeatedly and unsuccessfully – to get a precedent saying various parts of the “gun industry” (first manufacturers, then distributors, then sellers, now glorified advertisers, which by extension would include any third parties that DON’T ban gun ads) are liable for misuse of their products. They’ve lost every time, but the only way to get these lawsuits to stop is to make it too costly to risk losing any more.

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  3. LBJ says:

    BRADY CREW WAS ( ALW3AYS A LOSER OUTFIT ) SO HE WAS SHOT !!! BFD, MANY FOKS HAVE BEEN SHOT DEAD.. NO ONE ELSE ” TRIES ” TO REALLY BITCH ABOUT GUNS. I GUESS BRADY” 0LE LADY WAS & MUST STILL BE I9N MENOPAUSE & STILL RUNS HER MOUTH… SHAME ON HER, OR IS SHE DEAD NOW ???

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