Monday, December 15, 2014

Newtown Victims Sue Bushmaster

This is not unexpected or unprecedented.  Families of those killed by a deranged punk have decided to sue the manufacturer of the rifle the deceased perpetrator carried that day. Because:

The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense.

"The AR-15 was specifically engineered for the United States military to meet the needs of changing warfare," attorney Josh Koskoff said in a release. "In fact, one of the Army's specifications for the AR-15 was that it has the capability to penetrate a steel helmet."

Every deer hunter in North America with a rifle carries rounds that will penetrate a steel helmet.  It's not the rifle that penetrates the helmet, doofus.  I'm pretty sure .44 mag rounds from my innocent-looking single-action revolver will go through the thin steel of a WWII-era helmet. 

The Army does not use AR-15s.  An AR-15 looks like an M16 and fires the same round, but it is not a military weapon. 

This rifle, the Ruger Mini-14, also fires the same round, with the same capacity, but it's not black:

 Credit: Wikipedia
So many ambulance-chasing, blood-dancing lawyers, so few lamp posts.  

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