SCOTUS upholds firearms manufacturers immunity
...sticks it to Chicago. No joy in Mudville tonight!:aargh4::danceban::danceban::danceban::rof l::rofl::spankme::spankme::spankme:
(no offense to the family of the dead child)
Supreme Court turns away Cook County gun lawsuit - Chicago Breaking News
Supreme Court turns away Cook County gun lawsuit
December 14, 2009 2:56 PM | No Comments
Ruling on a case from Cook County, the U.S. Supreme Court has turned away a new challenge to a 2005 law that gives gun manufacturers immunity from lawsuits by shooting victims.
The justices refused today to hear an appeal from Hector Adames Jr. to revive his lawsuit against the Beretta U.S.A. Corp. over the accidental shooting death of his 13-year-old son on the Southwest Side of Chicago.
The Illinois Supreme Court threw out the lawsuit, citing the federal 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
Adames' son, Josh, was shot and killed by another 13-year-old boy who found his father's Beretta and removed the magazine containing the ammunition. He pointed the gun at Josh and pulled the trigger, not knowing that a bullet remained in the chamber.
The boy's father was a Cook County correctional officer, and the Beretta was his service gun.
Adames sued Beretta, saying the gun did not have the proper warnings or a safety mechanism that stops the gun from being fired without the magazine in place.