Gun Shop Forced to Pay $6m to Two Cops Because they Sold the Gun that was Used to Shoot Them
This unprecedented civil award will encourage efforts to hold gun retailers – and, perhaps, firearms manufacturers – civilly liable for crimes committed by other people. It also reinforces the prevailing (and factually impoverished) narrative of an ever-escalating “war on cops.” Ten additional lawsuits similar to the one filed against Badger Guns are working their way through the courts.
Oh, swell. Just what, do you suppose, might be the topic of conversation at police unions all over the country now? (I'm envisioning drool buckets, and yet more futures in ambulance-chaser legal quackery.)
I know, I know, I must be fulla shite, making something of nothing, insensitive to the dangerous job, cancerous and fattening, et cetera ad nauseam.
Just don't try and tell me I don't understand about this judgment "sending a message" to those who might behave badly in the future. Make no mistake, a message was sent here. And heard, with crystal freakin' clarity.
We'll be hearing about it for years to come.