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Posted: 7/29/2005 12:33:41 PM EDT
When the hell did the "right to sue" become a constitutionally protected right?


'Cuz it seems thats all the democrats in the senate seem to care about today.

Reed: "Who is the little guy going to sue?" "We're telling them that their voices don't count in court."

etc etc etc.


Link Posted: 7/29/2005 1:39:02 PM EDT
Historically anyone has been able to sue another person or company in court for damages, injuries, etc.The anti's willingness to use that fact as a tool against the gun makers has resulted in the current legislation.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 2:59:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:28:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
When the hell did the "right to sue" become a constitutionally protected right?



Umm, 1791:

Seventh Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Has nothing to do with Democrats (although they do seem to pick and choose which Amendments are well written, and which ones don't mean what they say...)

—Dan
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:22:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
Reed: "Who is the little guy going to sue?"



And the CORRECT answer is: The Criminal Who Committed The Crime


-Troy



+1. A gun manufacturer could still be sued if they made a defective product, just like any other manufacturer. So the whining about "the little people's right to sue" doesn't hold any water. No one should be able to sue a maker for the way someone else (a criminal) uses a product. That's like holding spray paint makers responsible for huffers, car makers liable for hit and runs, etc.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:13:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By danco:

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
When the hell did the "right to sue" become a constitutionally protected right?



Umm, 1791:

Seventh Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Has nothing to do with Democrats (although they do seem to pick and choose which Amendments are well written, and which ones don't mean what they say...)

—Dan



Ah, missed the common law part...

/me goes of to re-read the constitution again.
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