Joe Biden Praises Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against AR-15 Maker
SCOTUS refused to hear an appeal from Remington
Presidential hopeful Joe Biden celebrated the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in moving to continue a lawsuit against Remington Arms by Sandy Hook families.
Remington is the maker of the AR-15, which was used in the December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School attack.
On Tuesday, SCOTUS refused to hear an appeal from Remington, following a Connecticut Supreme Court decision, which allowed the lawsuit to go forward.
Biden made it clear that he would repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (2005) if he's elected president.
The Act protects gun manufacturers from lawsuits tied to firearms that were legally manufactured and legally sold.
“No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection,” and he suggested lawsuits could secure “change overnight.”
Last month, Biden pushed his gun control plan by giving AR-15 owners an ultimatum to surrender their rifles or register them with the government.
The Sandy Hook families who paid such a bitter price deserve their day in court – and all American families deserve laws that protect them, and that put their children, not big gun corporations, first. https://t.co/Y8KovpD4cP— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 12, 2019
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Biden's plan would also apply to AK-47s, variants of both rifles, and other firearms that have been labeled as “assault weapons" by Democrats.
The surrender or register option would also apply to “high capacity” magazines.
According to Biden's campaign site, he will give those who “possess assault weapons or high-capacity magazines two options: sell the weapons to the government, or register them under the National Firearms Act.”
Earlier this year, Biden said that the National Rifle Association (NRA) must be defeated "in order to make our schools safer," with a ban on semi-autos, Second Amendment columnist AWR Hawkins noted.
Biden argued that arming school faculty members do not make schools safer.