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  •  If I come to you and say , (0+ / 0-)

    I want to buy a gun to kill so and so ?
    You sell it to me , does the victim get to sue you ?

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    by indycam on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 02:19:41 PM PDT

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    •  In that hypothetical (0+ / 0-)

      I would guess no, as the victim in a killing is, well, dead.

    •  People can file lawsuits with/without merit. (0+ / 0-)

      In this case, I can see how a civil jury would award damages.  

      If, however, the seller didn't know the intent of the purchase and they followed the law in how they sold it, I'd support the seller.

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        In this case, I can see how a civil jury would award damages.
        So then you are for people being sued for selling guns ?
        Who the hell thinks it's a good idea to SUE someone that LEGALLY sold a gun that happened to be used in a crime.
        You , you are who the hell thinks its a good idea .

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        by indycam on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 08:23:43 AM PDT

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        •  You're mixing up posts. Not a good idea (0+ / 0-)

          I said that I could see a civil jury awarding damages to someone who was harmed by a gun sold to someone who said they were going to use it to commit a crime on that victim.  I was not responding to the other diary, which never ever said that the buyer was going to commit a crime with the gun - just that they didn't think they'd pass a background check.  Down in the comments people even listed reasons for why someone might fail a background check and yet still be legal to own a gun.

          If someone told the seller that they were going to commit a crime with the gun and the seller still sold it to them, I would think that would be a case of aiding and abetting in the commission of a crime, so not only would it be potentially a civil case but also a criminal one.  I would hope the gun seller would get in trouble for that.  IANAL.

          You also posted a quote from theone718 in your response to my comment and imply by the quote and by then saying "you" in your post to my comment that I'm the one who wrote it.  Another posting fail.

          Clean this up before you post next time.

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