David Codrea, you're supposed to be a journalist. Aren't you interested in the facts? AHSA has not recieved [sic] any money nor have we requested any money from the Joyce Foundation. Moreover, we have not taken any money from anyone who recieves [sic] money from Joyce.Where to begin...?
Seems I was wrong back in 1999 when I was quoted in the Washington Post- since then several bad actors within the gun industry have settled. Bushmaster to name one of several. Also, NAACP did not sue for money and I was just a witness in the case and had no stake in the outcome. Get your facts straight next time.
Posted by: Bob Ricker at November 2, 2006 12:59 PM
Bob (assuming it's really you)...may I call you "Judas"?
I never said word one about the Joyce Foundation--I merely took advantage of an opportunity on a forum discussing it to publicly tell you what contempt I hold you in. By the way, where does AHSA get its major funding from?
And I also never went into what the NAACP was going after in their failed lawsuit, nor your financial relationship with them--It's you and your BATFU buddies at Crime Gun Solutions who say you are "retained in a myriad of litigation cases - for individuals, institutions, and governments."
And I love the way you explain switching sides: "Seems I was wrong."
Yeah, it seems. We're to believe you had no information on the "bad actors" while you were "acting" in a position of privilege and counsel to them, with access to inside information and records. It's only after you left and stopped getting compensated by them (and switched "allegiances") that it all became clear to you!
And just because you cite the Bushmaster settlement doesn't mean they actually did anything "bad." Trying a little sleight of mind on us with your "bad acting" here, Bob? The decision was financial, and damn it, you know it:
In explaining its decision to settle, Bushmaster said half of its policy limits had already been spent on defending the legal case, and the insurance company believed defending the case would exhaust the money available for coverage.As for getting my "facts straight", Jud...uh...Bob, In addition to the post you're responding to, I've written about you and/or your AHSA or CGS cronies
"The balance of the insurance policy not spent on legal fees, approximately $550,000, will go to the victims' families for their grief," said the company's chairman, Richard E. Dyke.
"Bushmaster strongly believes and vigorously supports the rights of citizens to own and use firearms, and the settlement of this case in no way compromises that stand," the company said in its release. "The Brady Group's . . . attempt to eliminate gun rights of citizens has failed legislatively and will continue to fail with these frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers."
But with the decision costing the company's insurer $1 million, insurers could pressure Bushmaster and other gun manufacturers to make changes.
and probably elsewhere if I had the time to look, but you should have a clear picture by now of the contempt and disgust I have for you.
So I stipulate malicious feelings. If I combine this with defamatory, intentional lies about you, it would seem a hotshot lawyer like you would have a pretty good libel case against me.
Go for it, Bob. Put your money where your mouth is.
For you to lecture anyone on "facts" is laughable on its face.
[Thanks to SayUncle for the heads up]