Federal judge slaps gun-grabbing Brady Center with ammo dealers’ legal bills after bogus suit

Propaganda has a price — and the gun grabbers are going to be paying it.

A federal judge last week smacked down the Second Amendment opponents at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, ordering it to pay more than $200,000 in legal fees that three ammunition dealers spent defending themselves against a lawsuit stemming from the 2012 theater attack in Aurora, Col.

The lawsuit, Judge Richard P. Matcsh wrote, was not about justice, but just to “propagandize the public,” the Washington Free Beacon reported Monday.

The Brady Center sued online ammunition dealers Lucky Gunner (also knowns BulkAmmo.com), the Sportsmen’s Guide and BTP Arms in 2014.l Naturally, the gun grabbers issued a news release to trumpet the lawsuit, which accused the ammo dealers of creating “a public nuisance” by selling ammunition to James Holmes, the crazed gunman who shot up a theater full of Batman fans in Aurora, Col., in 2012.

The actual “public nuisance,” though, was the Brady Center.

Matsch dismissed the case April, according to Guns.com, noting that Holmes had purchased weapons and ammunition for the attack at online sites and retail stores protected by a 2005 law that prevents gun makers and retailers from being sued for what customers do with their products.

The only purpose of the lawsuit, he wrote in the order last week, was anti-gun propaganda.

It is apparent that this case was filed to pursue the political purposes of the Brady Center and, given the failure to present any cognizable legal claim, bringing these defendants into the Colorado court where the prosecution of James Holmes was proceeding appears to be more of an opportunity to propagandize the public and stigmatize the defendants than to obtain a court order which counsel should have known would be outside the authority of this court.

Lucky Gunner praised the decision, and vowed to make sure the Brady Center gun grabbers cough up the $111,000 Lucky Gunner should get from the order.

In a poetic move, the company said it would donate the money it collected to Second Amendment supporting groups and is conducting an online poll to see which ones should benefit.

“Lucky Gunner agrees with the court’s assessment and continues to do all it can to hold the Brady Center accountable for legal fees awarded in the case,” company spokesman Anthony Welsch told the Free Beacon.

 

 

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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