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it would be like having kitchen knife manufacturers protected from knife crime.
He believes that by allowing the free market to work on gunmakers and distributers it would create an economic incentive to ensure that their products don’t wind up in the wrong hands
Can you give me an example of a knife manufacturer that was held accountable for negligence on the part of their customers?
80 % of our youth complain of back pain......
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
SO Who's with me?
I'm suing Microsoft for the economic assault on America's middle class,many did so using PC computers MANUFACURED by Microsoft.it's open and shut...
GUNS DON'T KILL, PEOPLE KILL
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: deliberator
I don't think any industry should have to be protected from litigation when someone buys their product and uses it for ill intent.
When you are talking about cars and safety, you are talking about a car's features when you are in it and directly driving it.
When you are talking about the gun, you are not talking about how if I buy the gun, it blows up in my hand and injures me when I try to use it because it is a poorly constructed piece of crap. You are talking about how someone takes that gun and decides to use it for ill intent. In that instance, the gun could be working perfectly, but it doesn't have a say in how it gets used.
Certainly, the gun manufacturer could make the "safest" gun around, one that only works for the person who buys it, and when that person uses it for ill intent, what then? Is the manufacturer still at fault for what the "gun" did?
They cannot help what use their guns are put to the same way no one sues Toyota when a person uses a Tundra to mow down 15 or 20 people in a crowd. The Tundra may be perfectly safe and working perfectly as intended, but Toyota bears no blame for the use the driver decides to put the perfectly functioning vehicle.