How Gun Makers Won Protection from Lawsuits

Congress gave gun manufacturers what other industries can only dream about: near-complete immunity to product liability litigation.

, The American Lawyer

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Congress gave gun makers what other industries can only dream about: near-complete immunity to product liability litigation.

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  • Alex Flig

    It is a shame that this article is written in such a lamenting tone. This is an opinion piece as much as it is factually (historically) based.

    The firearms industry was protected from unscrupulous lawsuits that would not be tolerated for virtually any other product. For example, would you expect Ford, Toyota and Mazda being sued for the actions of drunken drivers operating these vehicles? Would you expert baseball bat manufacturers being sued because thugs bash people with their products? Would you expect Ginsu to be sued for criminals stabbing people with their knives? Where does the liability end?

    The whole idea of suing firearms manufacturers for the MISUSE or CRIMINAL USE of their products is contemptible. This is a thinly veiled "back-door" attempt to curtail Second Amendment protections under the guise of preventing misuse and criminal use of firearms (or anything else for that matter) by attacking the instrumentality rather than the perpetrator/misuser.

    It is shameful that we have stooped to the point of blaming metals, woods, plastics and minerals for the actions of people. When did the focus of responsibility in this country shift from (allegedly) thinking PEOPLE, to inanimate instrumentalities that are powerless without those (allegedly) thinking people using them?

    I am completely agreeable to a frank and open discussion regarding the role of the Second Amendment in our modern times. I am not open to its murder through a thousand cuts.

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