The City of Gary, Indiana has an open lawsuit against Smith & Wesson, which is now being argued in the Indiana Court of Appeals. The previous ruling by the lower court had held that S&W was protected by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act; however the judge that ruled that the act protected S&W also ruled that the law was unconstitutional.
Currently, the City of Gary is arguing that the law is unconstitutional, and that their lawsuit against S&W (as well as several other firearms manufacturers) should be allowed to proceed.
Now, a lot of my readers probably aren’t familiar with the Gary, IN area. Allow me to educate you. Gary is a regular contender for the title of Murder Capitol of America, pretty much every year. The city is just riddled with poverty and crime, which is due largely to the fact that ever since the 60’s, US Steel (the primary employer) has been cutting jobs. Education in Gary is a joke, as the test scores are some of the lowest in the state.
So with all the knowledge, why is Gary suing S&W? Well, that would be because as you often see in cities overrun with crime and poverty, the “leaders” are all from the Democrat party.
I have a newly formed theory regarding Democrats in positions of power. We all have seen and heard how that party panders to people in bad economic situations, saying that “we’ll help you”, etc. However, I have come to the conclusion that the Democrat party only wants to help poor people just enough to get their votes, but not enough to actually help them not be poor any longer.
Which of course is why the City of Gary is suing S&W. Gun is what you do when you don’t actually want to do anything.