On November 12, 2019 the Supreme Court let gun owners down.
Supreme Court reporter Greg Stohr revealed that the Supreme Court rejected an appeal and won’t block a lawsuit against Remington Arms by family members of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre.
Stohr tweeted, “BREAKING: Supreme Court deals blow to gun industry, rejects appeal and won’t block lawsuit against Remington Arms by family members of nine people killed in Sandy Hook massacre.”
BLP previously reported on the advancement of this lawsuit on March 14, 2019 and the potential implications it has for gun rights.
BREAKING: Supreme Court deals blow to gun industry, rejects appeal and won't block lawsuit against Remington Arms by family members of nine people killed in Sandy Hook massacre.
— Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) November 12, 2019
Specifically, this lawsuit is directed towards Remington Arms for allegedly facilitating this shooting.
The Sandy Hook massacre witnessed a madman kill 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.
As a result of this massacre, Connecticut and other states like New York passed draconian gun control measures such as the SAFE Act.
With the Supreme Court not willing to take up this case, the floodgates are now open for litigation against gun companies.
Gun control supporters are creative and will find every way possible to undermine the Second Amendment.
Gun owners should be prepared for more litigation used against gun manufacturers.
The clear endgame of this strategy is to bankrupt gun manufacturers by taking them to court and slowly watch them get buried with legal fees.
Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign
The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.
At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.
Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.
“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.
I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.
“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:
This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.
I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.
Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.
“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”
“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.
“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.
Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.
A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.
Election Day will be on September 29.
Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.
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