Absolutely not. This is asinine and comparable to suing a hammer maker because you smashed your thumb. Even if someone smashed someone elses thumb, on purpose. It is not the fault of the tool maker. It is the responsibility of each person to handle those tools appropriately. Decisions come with consequences. Use a tool for harm, and that person should deal with those consequences, not a company who made it.
Firearms dealers should only be dealt with legally if they sold someone a gun without going through the proper process.
No, firearms manufacturers have NO control over how gun owners use firearm - and should not be held liable for things outside of their control. (Just like a car manufacturer cannot stop those who buy their cars from driving drunk.)
Gun dealers should only be held liable if they illegally sell a firearm to someone who uses that firearm to commit a crime.
NO. Guns don't kill people; people kill people. If we start suing legally acting gun manufacturers and dealers, then we should also start suing knife makers and car makers, because people are routinely killed by those items also. Let's get reasonable, people; reserve your lawsuits for the entities who actually deserve them: the people who committed the violent act in the first place.
No, the business that sold the firearm and manufacturer that produced the firearm did not use the firearm to harm the victim. The victim cannot hold the manufacturer accountable for the actions of a customer. That would be like a homeowner holding their contractor accountable for their child tripping down the stairs. It's ridiculous and wouldn't happen.
No, they should not be liable for how their products are utilized exept under truely exeptional cases but be liable for faulty products that endanger the user and should be regulated like how the goverment regulates the food industry
No because of the law: defense to negligence. In this law, it talks about the "assumption of the risk" which basically means that people know what they are getting into when they do something major such as buying a gun.
Yes, bars are held responsible for (over)serving people who are caught driving under the influence. If a business isn't digging enough into the background of the people buying it's (deadly) product, it's being negligent.
No, unless manufacturers or firearms dealers are doing this illegally(because mistakes etc. aren't necessarily followed to the letter) or if they were contributing to the crime in any way except selling the firearm(again, unless illegal).
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