The argument is that gun manufacturers should be allowed to be sued for the actions of someone. It was a question asked to Sanders.
I understand the anger and passion of such a case, and the Sandy Hook case is the target for this rage. However, how is this any different than a knife manufacturer being sued for their knives being used in a crime? Or car manufacturers if someone use it to intentionally run someone over? Or the baseball bat manufacturers? How about someone suing Paramount if one of their movies gives someone ideas and they go and harm others?
If these companies are marketing and encouraging mass murders than I can understand the potential of a lawsuit. They asked Bernie Sanders about this and as much as I don’t support him the fact that he has taken a position on this to suggest manufacturers are responsible for the actions of someone.
Am I missing something here? Using this tragedy and pin a guy down with the question of guns and a specific incident leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Are there not any sacred lines one should not cross?