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In Their Own Words - Anti-Gun Supporters Of Lawsuits Against The Firearms Industry

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

"Second Amendment rights? Boolsheet! . . . We comin’ after ‘em; we are a bad dream for the gun industry."--Trial attorney Wendell Gauthier
The Weekly Standard, Feb. 1, 1999

"If the Court of Appeals disagrees with me or somebody else disagrees with my rulings, it doesn't bother me. After almost 33 years, I don’t feel I have to justify myself to anybody but myself."-- Judge Jack Weinstein after the Hamilton v. Accu-Tek trial's end.
New York Magazine, April 5, 1999

"You don’t need a legislative majority to file a lawsuit."-- Trial attorney Elisa Barnes
Wall Street Journal, Oct. 21, 1999

"[I]t is imperative to steer the argument about guns away from the problematic area of criminal use, with its inconvenient focus on criminals. . . ."--Reporter Peter Boyer describing the belief of Brady Campaign attorney Dennis Henigan
The New Yorker, May 17, 1999

"The legal fees alone are enough to bankrupt the industry. The pressure is going to be on."--Trial attorney John Coale
Washington Post, March 18, 2000

"You just stir things up. I mean look, the gun issue’s all over the place now. . . . We got bills flying all over Congress. . . . Eventually, the industry has to see us as the only reasonable people in town. It ain’t going to be reasonable up on that Hill. And we are reasonable (ha-ha-ha). That’s what it comes down to."--Trial attorney John Coale
Washington Post, March 18, 2000

"We have the capacity to squeeze manufacturers like a pincer and hurt them in the marketplace."--New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer
Dayton Daily News, March 30, 2000

"Fed up with trying to move legislation, the [Clinton] White House is launching lawsuits to succeed where legislation failed. The strategy may work, but at the cost of making our frail democracy even weaker. . . . This is faux legislation which sacrifices democracy to the discretion of administration officials operating in secrecy"--Robert Reich, former Clinton Administration Secretary of Labor
American Prospect, Jan. 17, 2002

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