The Supreme Court is back in session debating the key cases of 2019.
While the battle lines are being drawn, one case, in particular, has gained a ton of attention.
And Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s vote on this case could be the most important ruling of the year.
The Supreme Court of the United States is about to issue rulings on several cases for 2019 later this year.
And one case, in particular, has gained a lot of attention from Second Amendment activists.
It involves the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting from 2012 suing gun manufacturers for the tragedy that unfolded.
The Daily Caller reports, “An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court could follow a March 19 decision allowing the families of nine Sandy Hook victims to sue Bushmaster Firearms, the gun manufacturer that produced the XM15 rifle shooter Adam Lanza used to kill 26 people.”
Some of the family members of those who lost their lives at Sandy Hook have chosen to sue the gun manufacturers who built the weapons Adam illegally used.
“Though a federal law called the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) shields gun makers from civil liability in most instances, the Connecticut Supreme Court said the Sandy Hook plaintiffs can sue Bushmaster under the state’s unfair trade practices law. The plaintiffs say Bushmaster’s marketing campaigns encouraged civilians to use the XM15 for criminal purposes,”adds the Daily Caller.
The case has been immensely controversial, which is why the Supreme Court has decided to weigh in on the case.
While the victims and their family members are searching for answers and solutions to the violence, Second Amendment supporters are worried that the case could open the flood gates to lawsuits that try to tie companies with illegal activity they had nothing to do with.
“These defamatory allegations are blatantly false and any advertising by the defendants could not conceivably have been a proximate cause of the murderous rampage at the school,” said Dr. Stephen Halbrook, a Second Amendment litigator.
This case would be like suing Ford or Chevrolet because someone used one of their cars to run over a pedestrian.
“Halbrook believes Supreme Court review may be warranted in this case for at least two reasons. First, the Connecticut Supreme Court’s ruling conflicts with other judicial decisions. The justices are likely to intervene when multiple courts disagree about the same question of law,” reports the Daily Caller.
The idea that gun manufacturers would market to mass murderers is ridiculous.
And this case is being pushed by liberal activists who want to capitalize off one of the worst school tragedies in American history in order to advance their political agenda.
But there’s a good chance it won’t work.
President Trump’s two recent Supreme Court nominees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, will play a crucial role in determining what happens with this case.
And their rulings could impact gun owners across America.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.