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Posted: 12/18/2001 7:18:33 AM EDT
· CANCER CLAIMS LEADING ATTORNEY IN INDUSTRY LAWSUITS . . . Wendell Gauthier, one of the most outspoken critics of the firearm industry and a leading attorney in lawsuits against gun makers, died of liver cancer in New Orleans Dec. 11. Gauthier had built a national reputation as an attorney in successful lawsuits over silicone breast implants and hotel fires, and had organized the Castano Group of prominent law firms that targeted the tobacco industry before turning his attention to firearms. Gauthier persuaded New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial to file the first lawsuit against gun manufacturers. He aggressively solicited other cities to pursue firearms litigation, and his firm along with several others from the tobacco suits formed a coalition to represent a number of cities in their firearm cases. He is the second plaintiff's lawyer to die in recent months. In October, Ohio attorney Jack Maistros, who represented the cities of Cleveland and Atlanta in their firearms litigation, died in an automobile accident.
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 7:22:46 AM EDT
We are currently involved in a war over our Second Amendment rights. This guy was the enemy fighting for the all mighty dollar. Good riddance....
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 7:23:00 AM EDT
Hey, everybody's gotta go sometime! But I'm too busy with really important stuff to lament the death of a pariah, piranah, whatever! Eric The(SuddenlyTheLouisianaBarSeemsMoreDignified­)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 7:28:33 AM EDT
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too, too bad... (heh, heh) don't worry, the calm, warm breeze of Karma will take Sarah soon enough!
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 7:35:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SPORTSMANSSUPPLY: Gauthier persuaded New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial to file the first lawsuit against gun manufacturers. He aggressively solicited other cities to pursue firearms litigation...
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Didn't they use to call that solicitation or ambulance chasing?
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 7:40:17 AM EDT
I was thinking puppet government myself, but ambulance chasing is close.
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 7:43:42 AM EDT
"...died of liver cancer" "Family of famous anti-gun trial attorney files suit against Jack Daniels and Anheiser Busch. Film at eleven"
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 7:46:56 AM EDT
This story reminds me of the one where the German military attache to Switzerland in 1939, a Nazi general, was watching the Swiss Army on maneuvers with one of their commanders. The Nazi asked the Swiss general, "What would you do if the Third Reich annexed Switzerland and our army occupied you?" The Swiss general said, "We would all take one shot then go back home." Imagine the kind of power that could be wielded in defense of the nation if that idea was put into effect. Everybody has their assigned target, and the triggers all get pulled at X time on Y date. Now [b][size=4]that[/size=4][/b] would be the "shot heard 'round the world."
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Link Posted: 12/18/2001 9:16:29 AM EDT
[red][b][size=6]IF?[/size=6][/b][/red] Whattaya mean "if?" Stand by to repel boarders, lads! [uzi]
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 9:30:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 10:00:11 AM EDT
Hey didn't Sara Brady catch a case of lung cancer recently? Could have sworn I read that somewhere.....
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 10:21:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2001 11:54:30 AM EDT by warlord]
What did Mr. Gauthier die of? Lung cancer from smoking too many cigarettes? Oops didn't see that he croaked from liver cancer. Sorry!
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 10:28:25 AM EDT
[beer] I'll drink to that! matter of fact I think I'll have a nice [smoke] too... Here's to Sarah! [x] BrenLover
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 10:33:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2001 10:30:25 AM EDT by warlord]
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22: This story reminds me of the one where the German military attache to Switzerland in 1939, a Nazi general, was watching the Swiss Army on maneuvers with one of their commanders. The Nazi asked the Swiss general, "What would you do if the Third Reich annexed Switzerland and our army occupied you?" The Swiss general said, "We would all take one shot then go back home." Imagine the kind of power that could be wielded in defense of the nation if that idea was put into effect. Everybody has their assigned target, and the triggers all get pulled at X time on Y date. Now [b][size=4]that[/size=4][/b] would be the "shot heard 'round the world."
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Actually there is some truth to this type of thought. In the Jan/Feb 2002 of American Handgunner magazine, Masaad Ayoob has a peice about behind the scenes of Pearl Harbor. The question was asked to the Japanese military leaders in the 1960s why didn't the Japanese invade the USA west coast like how they rolled over unarmed China? The reply was that the Japanese military surprised that the U.S. govt was sponsoring CIVILIAN marksmanship programs, and that their loses would be too high.
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 11:28:55 AM EDT
OK some doc step in here and tell me if I am wrong, but isn't liver cancer like lung cancer in that very few people get it without lifestyle aggravation, smoking in the case of lung cancer, boozing in the case of liver cancer?
"Family of famous anti-gun trial attorney files suit against Jack Daniels and Anheiser Busch. Film at eleven"
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What zeppelin said.
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 11:29:40 AM EDT
Warlord, does the saying "A rifle behind every blade of grass" ring any bells?
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 12:04:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By operatorerror: Warlord, does the saying "A rifle behind every blade of grass" ring any bells?
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I see that we are getting a bit off-topic, but I am curious, can you please explain. Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 12:08:55 PM EDT
Actually gents, I didn't bring up that story in reference to an invasion by an enemy from without. More of a Henry Bowman scenario, if you catch my drift.
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 12:48:10 PM EDT
I would like to leave something special for him at the gravesite. You bet your ass it would not pass for flowers
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 2:17:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By warlord:
Originally Posted By operatorerror: Warlord, does the saying "A rifle behind every blade of grass" ring any bells?
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I see that we are getting a bit off-topic, but I am curious, can you please explain. Thanks.
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Okay, yeah we're way off topic, but it's a quote (which I got wrong). "You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass". Admiral Yamamoto, 1941
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 12:33:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22: [red][b][size=6]IF?[/size=6][/b][/red] Whattaya mean "if?" Stand by to repel boarders, lads! [uzi]
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Someone in Seattle got a head start on your suggestion, remember? [frag]
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