I hate to say this, but they were warned.
The family of a victim of the Aurora shooting has their knickers all up in a knot after finding out that gun control folks left them twisting in the breeze after losing their meretricious case against the gun industry.
Apparently the Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence talked Lonnie and Sandy Phillips into suing online ammo retailers where the murderer bought his ammunition, in a State where the loser pays attorney fees.
Since we don’t sue Budweiser when drunk driver kills an innocent; we don’t sue the drug company when a nurse uses their medicine to murder a patient; and we don’t sue Ford when a murderer runs down an pedestrian, they lost the case — surprising absolutely nobody.
Also surprising absolutely nobody on this side of the fence, as soon as they lost the case, the Brady Center noped out, leaving the Phillipses holding the bag for the ammo companies attorney fees. Hello, bankruptcy!
I find myself with very little sympathy for the Phillipses. They sued, knowing their case was malicious, meritless, and meretricious. They were told by multiple people that they didn’t stand a chance, but dived on in anyway.
However, I find it vastly amusing that the Brady Center is crawfishing, claiming: “Nonprofits like Brady do not have the financial funds to pay for unsuccessful suits that clients decide to bring …”
Brady does realize that, since they are a non-profit, their tax returns are publicly available, right?
Apparently not. Oh, well.
The Phillipses apparently have learned nothing from this, and are trying to figure out — even though this got them bankrupted once already — how they can continue their lawsuits.
Sigh. Some people’s kids.