Thursday, October 20, 2005

Common Sense Attack at Capitol

Two pieces of common sense legislation in one day, whodathunkit?

The first shields the firearms industry from wrongful death lawsuits, although it does allow for suits in certain instances (such as a defect in the product).

The second shields the fastfood industry from claims that their food makes people fat (which seems like a scientific truth, not a legal theory in a lawsuit). The irony in this case is that one of the bill's principal sponsors is Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, a state, if my sources are correct, contains a goodly amount of obese folk.