Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Way To Do It

The families of the victims of nut-job white supremacist and idiot Buford O. Furrow Jr. are suing my home state of Washington for failing to keep him properly supervised after being inappropriately set free from jail, Komo4 news reports. See, now this is the way to do it. Find someone actually at fault for problems, and sue the snot out of them. I hope the victims of Kyle Huff do the same to Montana. Maybe that will motivate the people in charge to keep dangerous criminals locked up, and to take guns away from obvious nut-jobs.

But then there's this:
A lawsuit filed by victims against the manufacturers of the guns Furrow used was dismissed last year under legislation passed by Congress to exempt gun makers from liability in firearms-related crimes. The lead plaintiff was Lilian Ileto, the mother of Joseph Ileto, a postal worker Furrow fatally shot shortly after leaving the Jewish center.
See, that's not the way to do it. We (the gun blogs) have said it before, but I'll say it again: that would be like suing the auto makers if Furrow had decided to smash a Ford Excursion through the school's wall and killed those children, instead of shooting them. Not Ford's fault. Not the gun maker's fault either. But wiener parole boards who let violent wackos loose? Sic 'em!


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