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Gun auction website being sued......

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by likes-to-shoot, Dec 12, 2012.

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  1. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    I guess we could have expected this kind of crap.....
     
  2. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I don't see how this can hold up. I amd not familiar with armslist, but if they are like most other gun auction web sites, they don't have anything to do with the sale. That's between the buyer and the seller. They just facilitate the auction.

    If any laws were broken during the sale, like shipping a gun directly to an individual instead of an FFL, its the buyer and the seller who are at fault.
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Uhhhhhhh....well geez if the gun was bought from a newspaper ad can we sue the paper?

    FWIW armslist is not an auction site it is a classified listing site.

    Freakin preposterous. Typical lawyer move, sue everyone in sight and hope for one to cave so you make a big fat fee.

    HM
     
  4. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    These people will sue like this even if they know they can't win.

    Defending themselves will usually bankrupt the defendant putting them out of business which achieves their goal. Or instead of going through the hassle of a lawsuit the defendant will close their doors and again achieving the goal they set out for.
     
  5. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    The story doesn't tell whether the seller in the maybe illegal sale is being prosecuted or sued.
     
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    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    If it was not booked into a FFL, they likely have a case that will go forward.
     
  7. shoobedoo

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    Armslist is probably established well enough to have the resources to defend the suit, and I expect they will. The Brady group, which is famous for this kind of suit, will have to show that Armslist had knowledge that the buyer and/or seller were engaged in unlawful activity, a very high bar indeed, as Armslist does not buy or sell anything, they simply provide a place that connects buyers and sellers for a fee like Craigslist does. If the Brady group loses the case they could end up footing the legal bills for Armslist, and even punitive damages if Armslist and it's lawyers can show that Brady was attempting to force them out of business through defending costly litigation, so this is not by any means without considerable risk to Brady if they don't have a slam dunk legal case against Armslist.
     
  8. vmthtr in green bay

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    Why can't Armslist counter sue with a lawsuit to recover any expenses encured if Armslist wins? I would bet this would stop most of these jackwagon lawsuits.
     
  9. yakimaman

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    I use Armslist all the time - just somwhere to place an ad - no cost involved at all. They put up the listing and route emails - that's the extent of their involvement.
     
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