Whaat a pile of balderdash, oralloy. You're confusing "the American people" with craven politicians bought and paid for and under the thrall of the NRA and the gun lobby. They're not the same.
The NRA are the representatives of the American people and the protectors of our Constitution.
Very few Olympians use semi-automatic weapons based on assault rifles as their weapon of choice, as opposed to mass shooters.
Not necessarily. The term assault weapon refers only to harmless cosmetic features. Sometimes Olympic weapons run afoul of an assault weapons ban if the cosmetic features are similar enough to what the law prohibits. And whenever it happens, you and your ilk are more than happy to justify banning Olympic weapons.
But all that is beside the point. Olympian target shooters use guns, and you said (quite erroneously) that the only purpose of a gun was to kill.
If you are going to spew bumper sticker nonsense at me, it is fair game for me to point out all the flaws inherent in your slogans.
We've got a conflict of rights here, the right to life obviously endangered by your phony "right to self-defense", which clearly in practice means America is turning into a free-fire field.
The right to self defense underpins the very foundations of our legal system. There is nothing even remotely phony about it. If we have no right to self defense, we also have no laws and no government.
And there is no conflict. The right to self defense protects the right to life.
Something is going to give, and all it will take is twelve honest men and women in a jury. And it's going to happen inevitably.
This characterization of people who are willing to violate the law and overthrow our civil rights as "honest" is pretty silly.
And luckily these abusive lawsuits will be thrown out of court before they ever reach a jury.
We do need to have the law modified to ensure that the gun manufactures' legal fees are paid by the people who sue them however. (Kind of like how Trayvon Martin's parents were unable to even try to sue Mr. Zimmerman. Because if they did try, they would have been forced to pay his legal bills.)
The suit is far from frivolous.
Wrong again. It is far more than frivolous. It is a criminally abusive attempt to violate the civil rights of all Americans.
Bushmaster is culpable.
The law says otherwise.