Litigious Jewish victims of John Earnest’s shooting attack at the Poway synagogue appear to be suing everyone associated with the attack, including the shooter’s parents, the gunmaker Smith & Wesson, and even the gun store in San Diego that sold Earnest the weapon he allegedly used:
The lawsuit, filed Monday in San Diego Superior Court by the gun control advocacy group Brady United, also targets alleged shooter John Earnest and his parents.
Lori Kaye, 60, was killed in the attack on April 27, 2019. Three people were injured, including the rabbi of the San Diego-area synagogue, who lost a finger.
The lawsuit asks for monetary relief and demands that all parties reform their business practices.
Earnest has pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges, which make him eligible for the death penalty if convicted.
Following the attack, he told a 911 dispatcher that “I’m just trying to defend my nation from the Jewish people … They’re destroying our people,” according to the affidavit. He then told the dispatcher that “the Jewish people are destroying the white race.”
The lawsuit alleges “irresponsible and unlawful conduct by a firearms manufacturer and seller for making, marketing, or selling weapons in an unsafe and illegal manner,” the Times of San Diego reported. It also claims that San Diego Guns unlawfully sold Earnest, 20, the rifle used in the shooting, as he lacked a valid hunting license to buy such a weapon at his age.
Smith & Wesson illegally designed and marketed its M&P 15 Sport II rifle to appeal to a “dangerous class of would-be mass shooters,” including by falsely associating the product with the US military and law enforcement, according to the lawsuit.
The suit also alleges Earnest’s parents “negligently facilitated their son’s (the shooter’s) ability to gain access to one or more pieces of weaponry/tactical equipment used in the incident, upon information and belief, having prior knowledge of his avowed, virulent anti-Semitism and propensity for violence.”
So allegedly Earnest’s parents should have reasonably foreseen that their son had the potential to carry out a mass shooting at a synagogue because they allegedly knew his political views about Jews.
Finding them liable would open up anyone who owns a gun and holds ‘antisemitic’ beliefs — and anyone who knows an antisemite — to being sued.
Despite the fact that 99.999% of people who hold ‘antisemitic’ views will never act violently toward Jews.
Or else it’s Blacks lashing out at Jews for economically exploiting them and pricing them out of their own neighborhoods.
Clearly, the intent of this frivolous lawsuit is to potentially make both the sale and ownership of guns such a serious financial liability that it becomes a de facto annulment of the Second Amendment.
No doubt, John Earnest’s attack on the synagogue will now give Jews the pretext to continue “destroying the White race,” the exact opposite of what he apparently intended.
Violence toward Jews plays right into their hands.