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Wal*Mart being sued: Ammo to mental deficient?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Mad Magyar, Apr 25, 2007.

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  1. Mad Magyar

    Mad Magyar Member

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    The suit alleges that Wal*Mart employees simply sold the ammunition (shotgun shells) to an unstable man, asking few, if any, questions to the individual. The man, during a drinking episode, shot & killed a person... Since he is pleading innocent by insanity, is seeking damages from Wally World...
    I just cannot believe this.....Soon, Wal*Mart will stop selling all ammo....:rolleyes:

    I apologize, it seems it is the victim's family who is suing Wally World; not the deranged perp. Source: Las Cruces Sun-News newspaper....
    They had some TV coverage last night and the family attorney's felt they should ask some questions; other than following state & Fed laws that requries only age being the qualification...He admitted that Wal*Mart followed the law..I think they want a pay-off, out-of-court, thinking that Wal*Mart will pay to get rid of the bad publicity...
     
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  2. PPGMD

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    Great my ammo supplier might go away.

    Kind of hard for someone selling ammo to know if someone is nuts.
     
  3. rbernie
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    Link?
     
  4. tnieto2004

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    Please show us some site information ..
     
  5. Geronimo45

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    What? Nobody runs a background check on ammo purchases. Nobody ever asks any questions, 'cept the usual 'see your license' (for me anyways) to make sure you're 21 or above.
     
  6. markmc753

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    A man walked into a walmart and bought a chainsaw. Later that same day, after drinking a case of bud lite (also purchased at Walmart), he killed his neighbor with the chainsaw. Can the victim's family sue walmart for not giving the buyer a mental health screening before selling him the chainsaw and beer??
     
  7. p2000sk

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    "Do it for the children!":barf:
     
  8. hotpig

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    Chain saws do not have the negative stigma that guns have. If this is true you can bet the ammo will be on closeout in your neighborhood China Mart soon.
     
  9. sm

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    Link Please.

    Lawsuits for suing everything connected to one's actions is way past being ridiculous.

    Unstable.

    Ok, I want to sue:
    Media, Conveyances, Petroleum Product manufacturers that make products to power conveyances, Tire and wheel manufacturers, as conveyances have tires , or at least wheels.
    Clothing, shoes and all apparel manufacturers.

    I'll start here, and think of others later.

    Unstable are the Politicians that are not representing me.

    I mean these folks used media, cars, planes, subways, trains to stump for votes, attend rallies and all.
    They had clothes and shoes on...

    Well...
     
  10. denfoote

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    I wonder if Wallyworld will grow some cajonies or cave??
     
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    damn they have the cheapest .45 around here at 10.00 for blazer brass, atleast ill still have academy to buy my ammo.
     
  13. Troutman

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    Why surprised on these kind lawsuits?
    Look at Mac D... There are a lot of bogus lawsuits they have going on. If these companies’ pay under the table, these lawsuits (bogus) will continue to happen.
     
  14. Oohrah

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    Darn, Wally world in the next state (Kalif.} thirty miles away had
    quite a selection of firearms acouple of years ago. However, those
    people purchasing them had quite a journey with cost for various
    fees and a waiting periods. That was taken care of by no sales
    of any firearms except paint ball stuff. Curious, I looked at sporting
    goods while picking up walnut hulls for case polishing from their pet
    section. It was well stocked with currant popular ammo. Alas,
    soon to be coming will be outlawing the fishing poles due to the
    dangerous hooks they cast.:fire:
     
  15. Lonestar49

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    Quote: A man walked into a walmart and bought a chainsaw. Later that same day, after drinking a case of bud lite (also purchased at Walmart), he killed his neighbor with the chainsaw. Can the victim's family sue walmart for not giving the buyer a mental health screening before selling him the chainsaw and beer??
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    Actually, their Lawyer, who will get 40% (plus his time-charges in many cases as well) will Sue 3, using the Deep-Pocket approach, Walmart, the Liquor Store, and the makers of Bud lite..

    All 3 will pay, is my bet, a settlement out of court to make it go away, rather than spend FAR more money defending themselves, thru the process of law thru hours and hours of pre-trial depositions, with all involved, including those not involved, like friends, family, for character references, etc., let alone, in court/taking it all the way to trial, Attorney fees/time.

    So, the pre-trail cost to all 3, would in 90% of such cases, would crunch the numbers, and make an offer that in 90% of the time, are accepted by the suing party, and of course, the Attorney gets the money first, takes whatever, he charges, and what's left is taken by the defendant's.

    Take it to court because your right/innocent? Trust me, taking such cases to any court, right or wrong, is a 50/50 crap shoot every time, bar none.

    Justice :confused: not really, more like, throw enough crap at a wall, and some is bound to stick, unfair- rewards.


    LS
     
  16. Linkinlog

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    People never want to blame the PERSON RESPONSIBLE for the issue, instead they want to make money and screw over everybody else. :fire: :cuss:
     
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    I am in complete agreement with linkinlog on this one. Pretty soon Bic will be sued because someone used a pen to stab another person. At some point, we must be held accountable for OUR actions. Wal Mart cannot be held accountable for what someone else does with the products that are being sold. If that is the case CVS or Walgreen will be sued for selling ingredients used to make meth.
     
  18. MD_Willington

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    Accountability...

    Has Walmart ever been sued for selling supplies for making meth?

    I've never heard of them being sued for that.

    The average Walmart employee is not a "mental health provider" and should not be required to screen people for mental health issues.


    I hope the judge tells the perp and his family to go pound sand.
     
  19. The Law

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    This is reminiscent of the issue that created Dram Shop Acts many states have adopted.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dram_Shop_Act

    In some states, bars can be held liable for the actions of a patron who is served in the establishment (e.g. DUI crash).

    Before you call for the death of all the lawyers, be aware that your legislators can enact laws to prevent this kind of outcome.

    However, I agree that Walmart has better things to do than conduct instant mental health background screenings for all customers.
     
  20. Sniper X

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    One of our wally's here in Albuquacky had a sellout of ammo becuase they were one that was closing their sporting goods department (libby part of town). Anywho, I picked up 10 boxes of 30-30 for $4.00 each, all they had left when I happened to see it.
     
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    Now on the issue, I feel as all of us here obviously do, that these lawers who keep bringing these frivolous lawsuits should be sued themselves by the people they are trying to sue in said frivilous lawsuits! If these big deep pocket companies would start to bring it back to the assonine lawers who are pushing these idiots inot the lawsuits to beguin with. We will stop seeing these idiots trying to sue places like gun manufacturers, and wally world for crap like this.
     
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    I'm suing my mother's obstetrician because I'm not taller and better looking than I am.
     
  23. Black Knight

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    Backdoor gun control. Why have a gun if you can no longer get ammo for it?
    At least that is what they think.
     
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    "Chain saws do not have the negative stigma that guns have."

    They don't? There's a movie that did for chainsaws what Jaws did for sharks.

    "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an independent low-budget influential horror film, known to be a true horror classic, that started off a new wave of horror films. It was made in 1973 (released in 1974) by director Tobe Hooper, who co-wrote the film with Kim Henkel (who was later to write and direct his own sequel).The film caused incredible controversy when first released, and shocked American audiences."
     
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    I have never watched the movie but remember when it first came out. The chain saw is always used in any haunted house or haunted hayrides in my area around Halloween.

    I have never been talking about chainsaws and had a person ask me why I owned one. ;)

    Also by THR standards China Mart should have sold the guy ammo even if they knew he was unstable. Same with Cho, even if he was obviously deranged he should have been able to load up with guns and ammo.
     
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