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The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the law firm Arnold and Porter recently filed a lawsuit in New York against Gander Mountain, the gun retailer in Rochester that sold the weapons to Ms. Nguyen. Brought on behalf of the shooting victims and their families, the suit asserts that Gander Mountain knew or should have known that Ms. Nguyen was a straw purchaser and, accordingly, refused to make the sale. Its failure to do so, the suit says, makes it accountable for the consequences; the suit seeks reform in Gander Mountain's company polices and compensation for the plaintiffs.

According to the suit, in 2010, Ms. Nguyen, then 22, went with Mr. Spengler, then 61, to Gander Mountain, where she paid $1,452.58 in cash for two assault weapons. Guidelines by federal gun regulators and the National Shooting Sports Foundation say that straw purchases often involve two people entering the store together, the purchase of multiple firearms in one transaction and payment in cash. The suit argues that Gander Mountain ignored or missed all those signs.

Will a Gun Retailer Get Away With Negligence? - NYTimes.com
 

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Will they "get away with negligence?" Thankfully we have the omniscient NYT to pre-determine guilt rather than that quaint, outdated system based on the presumption of innocence until guilt is proven. Thanks Gray Lady for continuing to be a mouthpiece for the left.
 

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So anytime two people go to buy guns together, the sale should be refused? Because no one likes to get advice from a more experienced friend, right? And paying cash? How else do you hide how much you spent from your wife?
 

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can anyone help with the spelling of...

"TORT REFORM"?
 

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...AND

when is someone going to tie-up some Brady Funds with a lawsuit involving "The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence" making it hard for them to get a self defense weapon and has lost a family member because of it!
 

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So anytime two people go to buy guns together, the sale should be refused? Because no one likes to get advice from a more experienced friend, right? And paying cash? How else do you hide how much you spent from your wife?
I had to like your post just for this. :cheers:
 

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So I guess the next time a drunk driver kills someone in a car accident that the car dealership and grocery store should be ready to defend themselves in court.
 

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So I guess the next time a drunk driver kills someone in a car accident that the car dealership and grocery store should be ready to defend themselves in court.
They actually pull that crap with bars.

Consenting aduld made a choice with his own life? Better put the blame on someone else.
 

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i am gonna go buy something at GANDER MOUNTAIN this weekend!

to show support!
 

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i am gonna go buy something at GANDER MOUNTAIN this weekend!

to show support!
Me too cause I'm waiting on bullets again so it's off to Gander for some ammo ! Just to show my support !
 

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Two people walk into a gun store and one of them buys 2 guns. hmmm.. The background check specifically asks if the guns are for you or another person. Minus hearing the two individuals discussing how one of the guns is for the other person, I don't see how the store has a responsibility or would have insight to believe it was a straw purchase. That being said, if the 2 were talking and a salesperson overheard them say something that was obvious the purchase was for the 2nd person, then I can see validity to the case.. Simply because 2 people walk in and one of them buys 2 guns.. nope.. no case here..

Now, watch.. regardless of how the case ends, the anti gunners pushing to limit the number of gun purchases per month will be back in force... IF WE LIMIT PURCHASES TO ONE GUN A MONTH, THIS WOULDNT HAVE HAPPENED>.....
 

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Same kind of suit against Gander already went down in flames here in NY. Family of one of the victims of the ACA Shootings sued Gander Mtn. over the LEGALLY bought guns used in that massacre. This turd of suit isn't going anywhere.
 

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They actually pull that crap with bars.

Consenting aduld made a choice with his own life? Better put the blame on someone else.
Yes they do, and it's horse****. It's against the law for a bartender to serve someone who is "visibly intoxicated". Never mind that fact that no two people act the same when they're drunk. And the onus comes back on the bar if someone leaves the establishment and causes an accident.

Yet you can buy a 30 pack from the grocery store and they're not responsible for what you do later, even though they sold you a high capacity alcohol container.
 

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the suit asserts that Gander Mountain knew or should have known
Maybe all our actions should be governed by things "we should have known." %lawsuit.
 

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The majority of guns I sell are paid with cash. Many people purchased more than one firearms at a time. Especially those in Counties that it takes two years to receive a permit. A lot of time to save $!
 

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Gander Mountain should've known, huh. I guess the Thought Police will be out in force from here on out.
 

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I would hope Gander is filing a counter-claim for frivolous action
All these legal fees to defend the company because a judge won't toss this in the trash. I wonder if Gander will have to raise their prices to cover the costs.

"One thing is already clear. Firearms dealers are gatekeepers to prevent criminals from acquiring guns."

What a load of manure. Like hell they are.
 

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this is nothing more than another front for the left to attack from. discourage stores from selling firearms period. when it all boils down to it, a company is focused on its bottom line.

if the profit from gun sales is less than fighting lawsuits and settlements they will stop selling guns, or if the impact of these lawsuit is so great that its not worth the trouble, they may stop selling guns in specific states, etc...

just imagine if it was a small mom and pop gun shop that these leeches were suing.. it would put them out of business regardless of right or wrong.
 

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This is why I gave up reading the NY times years ago. The God**** headline says it all. Gander mountain is simply assumed to be negligent, and all right thinking people should just go along. Judgemental, condescending, smug and biased. I used to read that piece of kotex years ago when I considered it slightly left of center. Now it is nothing more than bias reinforcement sheet for the liberal crowd. I dearly hope that paper goes out of business soon.
 
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