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Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:54 AM

87. Correction.

However, unlike all other industries, gun manufacturers and sellers enjoy immunity from civil litigation.

Not true. Gun manufacturers can be and are sued for defective products that cause injuries and death, just like any other manufacturer. The cannot be sued when someone commits an illegal act with their product, resulting in injury or death.

If I drive my car into a crowd, causing death and injury, should the victims' families be able to sue the car manufacturer? They may try, but it would be thrown out of court. Most of the gun cases were similarly dismissed, but they cost the manufacturers a lot of money. This was the main goal behind the efforts: to bankrupt the companies, or at least causing them severe financial headaches. If there were advocacy groups dedicated to suing car makers out of existence, as there are with firearms, the auto industry would need similar protections.

Here's where you start telling us that the analogy isn't apt because guns were "made to kill," etc. There are a lot of purposes for owning guns, not the least of which is protection of oneself, which is a universal human right. The analogy stands.

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