ARMSLIST DEFEATS GUN-GRABBERS IN COURT
Court Rules in Armslist Favor Once Again
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - Armslist LLC announced that it has successfully defended itself against a Brady backed lawsuit. Brady was established in 1980 as Handgun Control Inc.
In Stokinger v. Armslist, Brady argued before the Massachusetts Superior Court that the Safe Harbor of the Federal Communications Decency Act, 47 USC. 230, does not apply to the Armslist.com website because the website permits users to search and filter third party classified listings, such as by product make, model, item location, and seller type (i.e., dealer or private party). The court disagreed with Brady and ruled that the CDA 230 Safe Harbor applies to the website because Armslist does not create the third party classified listings, nor is Armslist directly involved in the transaction. The court cited and followed the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decisions, in which Armslist prevailed against Brady on the same issue.
“We defended the foundation of the Internet against another assault, aimed at destroying free speech on the Internet,” Jon Gibbon, of Armslist said. “We fought against Brady’s bullying tactics. For almost 50 years, Brady has tried to chill constitutionally protected rights by attempting to bankrupt prominent parties who operate within constitutionally protected industries that Brady does not approve of. Brady obviously does not care if their anti-constitutional cause results in the destruction of the Internet. ”
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has recognized CDA 230 as the most important law protecting Internet speech. Armslist views the continued assault on CDA 230 by Brady as a severe threat to the Internet and the US economy. The success of Brady would jeopardize the continued operation of allInternet Service Providers and any online service that permits end-users to post content, and to search and filter third-party content. Other sites that would be affected included Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Autotrader, Yelp, eBay, and Etsy.
Armslist has prevailed in every jurisdiction where Brady has filed suit, including the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Wisconsin Supreme Court, and Massachusetts Superior Court.
Brady recently filed another lawsuit against Armslist in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, putting forth the same arguments used in Stokingerand once again threatening free speech on the Internet.
Armslist is the Internet’s premier marketplace for firearms and firearms accessories.
Please join Armslist in helping to end Brady’s threat to the Internet and United States economy by donating to the Armslist Legal Defense Fund -