Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Families of shooting victims from Virginia Tech scoff at a settlement offer from the school. Clearly, this offer is meant as a head-em-off-at-the-pass effort to prevent the school from being held accountable in court for the tragic deaths of these students.

Why don't the families sue the lawmakers who prevented their children from protecting themselves?

And I'd love to serve on that jury panel.

6 comments:

lainy said...

How cowardly of them! Seems to me that by offering the money now it makes them look twice as bad and they will end up paying out millions. Good.

And I agree with you about our lawmakers. Our government stinks.

Lin said...

Yeah, I'd love to see politicians held legally accountable for endangering behavior, breach of contract ... such as campaign promises (just for starters), etc. Hell, everyone else who isn't a lawyer is certainly fair game.

thud said...

I don't know anything about American law but I can't understand why somebody hasn't done so...is it possible?

Mushy said...

Right arm!

Kevin said...

Well, I suppose since the school did not allow the students the means to defend themselves, one could say that the school assumed that responsibility. I say go forward. Common sense arguments about self defense don't move these bureaucrats so maybe a huge hit to the pocketbook might - especially if its painful enough to piss off enough of the alumni. Not typically a fan of lawsuits, but in this case it may bring a positive change. One can hope.

Dedicated_Dad said...

The law didn't prohibit cc, the SCHOOL did. The school also helped defeat a bill that would have allowed CCW holders to carry on campus, just months before the tragedy.

If there was a SINGLE CCW holder there, then every single parent should be all over them for trillions in damages.