Hillary and the rest of the Democrat Asylum are on the warpath to strip firearms manufacturers of protection from nuisance lawsuits. Basically, Democrats want gunmakers to be held liable for the criminal misuse of their products. Imagine, for example, if carmakers were liable for drunk drivers, or computer manufacturers were liable when someone used their laptop to access kiddie porn. The industry would go bankrupt, right? Democrats know this, which is why they want to open gun-makers up to these kinds of lawsuits. In fact, the industry was given that protection after anti-gun groups announced they were going to pursue exactly that strategy.
The left has learned that even when a target can win lawsuits, the expense of constantly fighting them will eventually force them to capitulate. This is known as “lawfare.” And as a result of lawfare, you will no longer be able to go to the circus to see the elephants.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May.
But because so many cities and counties have passed “anti-circus” and “anti-elephant” ordinances, it became difficult to organize tours of three traveling circuses to 115 cities each year, Feld Entertainment CEO Kenneth Feld said last year. Fighting legislation in each jurisdiction is expensive, he said.
Never underestimate the power of insane zealots with oodles of money.
Just for the records, I dig elephants, and I want them to be treated well. And I am okay with a reasonable level of regulation to ensure their good treatment. That is not what the Animal Rights zealots wanted. In their view, animals performing in circuses is no different than human slavery. Because of their tireless zealotry, they were able to make their view prevail.
This is exactly why the anti-gun zealots need to be fought. They have made clear what their ultimate goal is, they are tireless zealots, and they are well-funded.