Everytown getting in the gun buying business?
Updated: Aug 16, 2020
From the Nevada Independent:
The largest gun safety organization in the country is bidding in a Nevada auction to prevent firearms transferring from the bankrupt Henderson gun manufacturer Jimenez Arms Inc. to JA Industries LLC, a recently licensed gun manufacturing company run by the same owner.
Jimenez Arms filed for bankruptcy after Kansas City attorneys sued the company in January, alleging gun trafficking contributing to high rates of violence, and a judge denied its request to dismiss a second lawsuit from a family seeking restitution for a relative killed by a trafficked Jimenez Arms handgun.
Investigative reporting from The Trace revealed that following Jimenez Arms' insolvency, Paul Jimenez, the company's president, received a license to manufacture firearms as JA Industries, located blocks away from Jimenez Arms.
The bid to purchase the firearms, made public Thursday, comes from the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund — a gun violence prevention group co-founded by former Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. Everytown Law, the organization's legal team represents the plaintiffs in the two ongoing lawsuits filed against Jimenez Arms.
“A new company name should not be enough to let its owner get back into business and continue putting the public at risk,” Alla Lefkowitz, the director of affirmative litigation for Everytown Law said in a press release.
The proposed purchase price of the assets is $12,571 and includes 340 pistols and 629 pistol frames. Court Documents detail that Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund intends "to have these weapons destroyed by a federal firearms licensee."
So that’s the plan and why they want to bankrupt gun manufacturers with frivolous lawsuits and do away with the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. What’s funny is that Everytown seems to be involved in Jimenez lawsuits (what caused their bankruptcy) as well and now they’re pulling this stunt.......
Of course, the rules and laws Everytown pushes on us peasants doesn’t apply to them:
RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) -- Governor Ralph Northam announced he has signed several landmark gun violence prevention measures into law, including legislation to enact an Extreme Risk Protective Order or 'Red flag' law, require background checks on all gun sales, mandate reporting of lost and stolen firearms, prevent children from accessing firearms, and reinstate Virginia’s successful one-handgun-a-month policy Friday, April 10.
Gun-control advocates said Friday they’re planning to replicate their success in Virginia in other states. John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, said his group plans to spend heavily in key battleground states this year like Arizona, North Carolina and Pennsylvania to elect lawmakers who support new gun restrictions.