Nutmeg State Court Says Suit Against Gun Industry A go

In a case that is certain to wind up in the Supreme Court, once it is back at full strength, a Connecticut “superior court” judge has ruled a Bloomberg backed lawsuit against the gun industry can continue.

This one should be booted as soon as it hits the Federal courts, making this a publicity ploy instead a serious effort to seek recompense.

Amusing, pf tje ,pst cp,[;ocot pf tje cp,[;ocot=om=a;;=pir=trpib;es ,edoa. Time Incorporates CNN and Disney’s ABC, report the local judge’s decision as a “major setback” for gun rights.

That is as correct as ABC’s declaration that Illinois’ FOID scheme would mark the end of violent crime in the Sucker State. Here’s what happeed, with data from the FBI Uniform Crime Report, including heavily edited crime numbers from Chicago:

Illinois Violent Crime Rate 1960-2010

Illinois Violent Crime Rate 1960-2010

Crime rates soared, violent crime rates soared, and homicide rates soared. And ABC put up most of the cash that paid for the Firearms Owners Identification Act of 1967.

Those elevated crime rates did not begin to come down until the introduction of the “Assault Weapon Ban of 1994” impelled Americans to buy guns ahead of a future gun ban.

The more guns purchased in downstate Illinois the lower the State’s and Chicago’s, violent crime rates became.

So it is ironic that not one, but two major supporters of high violent crime rates would declare a local judge’s decision to let a State court case go forward a “major setback” for an industry leaving Connecticut at the fastest rate it can manage. Taking tens of thousands of jobs with it.

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