I Blame the Bullet by Robert Farago | Feb 21, 2011 | 9 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments JOE MATAFOME says: February 21, 2011 at 19:37 I don’t understand how that lowlife only gets six years for this horrific crime. The judge and DA are the ones who should be getting sued for not doing their job. Reply Sean D Sorrentino says: February 21, 2011 at 20:38 Basically the defense is, “PLCAA. Suck it, beyotch.” But hey, if Brady wants to squander its limited resources losing another lawsuit, more power to them. Reply Richard says: February 21, 2011 at 22:52 A know gang member shot this kid buy mistake. Instead of dealing with gang issue it much easyer blame gun. How well blame gun maker stop gang drive buy shooting??? They can blame gun makers all they want untill they stop gang from killing people have no effect on people they kill knifes fists guns. Reply Brad Kozak says: February 21, 2011 at 23:07 Lawyers have a deep-seated respect for the principle “follow the money,” or to put it another way, “Sue the ones with the deepest pockets.” I’m surprised some enterprising insurance company doesn’t offer the firearms equivalent of malpractice insurance to the manufacturers and dealers. (Which, in the long run, would drive up the price of everything, and make the lawyers even more rich.) Civil lawyers ALWAYS go after the ones with deep pockets. Let’s see…gang-banger serving three to six for a drive-by, versus a gun manufacturer? It’s no contest. But it’s the same ‘logic’ that has fast food joints facing lawsuits for causing weight gain. Now if they’d just sue the networks for making kids stupid, slothful, and slutty…I wouldn’t agree with the validity of the suit, but it sure would be entertaining to watch. Reply Jeffrey Lynch says: February 21, 2011 at 23:10 Nope, not the bullet. It’s the car maker’s fault since it was a drive by shooting. Or perhaps the eye doctor that last examined the killer’s vision since it was a case of mistaken identity. Or perhaps it was the Lord’s fault for allowing oxygen near the firing pin to support explosive combustion. Reply Ralph says: February 21, 2011 at 23:15 Don’t blame the lawyers. The bar has an obligation to the clients to try to make them whole — but the judges don’t. If the courts allow these absurd cases to go forward, it’s on them. You want tort reform? Reform the bench, not the bar. In commercial cases, some states have a “loser pays” system. Implement the same system in tort litigation and there won’t be any stupid cases like this one. Reply Andrew Wiggins says: February 22, 2011 at 08:04 It’s an absurd case at first glance, but what if the distributor knowingly sold these to criminals? You can’t be held accountable for that bottle of whiskey you sold. However you are responsible for that (obviously) fake ID toting highschool students well-being. Reply Javier E says: February 22, 2011 at 12:04 This type of lawsuit would then equate to suing a car manufacturer for some drunk driver killing some one or damaging property. The issue at hand should indeed be the man who shot the boy should never see daylight again. The boy lost his life and for that the shooter should loose his. Reply Joe says: May 9, 2011 at 03:08 Last time I checked they should be going after the woman that did the straw buyers, and the gang banger that sent them in to buy the guns. Thats the kind of enforcement that needs to be done. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.