To "not here" we are not saying to hold the bars responsible. Why not
hold the beer and alcohol manufacturers liable for any act of violence
(including drunk driving)?They are insane. The guns worked
correctly, the problem was either how they were sold or how they were used. The
guns were not the problem, the people were.
@Pagan - Neither of the shooters in the Aurora or Sandy Hook shootings had any
criminal or other record that would have showed up in a background check. The
Sandy Hook shooter didn't use his own guns, he used his mother's guns.
Furthermore, you fault the vendor who sold the Aurora shooter the ammunition he
used, but he bought his ammunition over the internet (probably from more than
one vendor.) I agree that we need to do everything we can to curb
gun violence, but let's be sensible. Are we going to penalize the 99% of
responsible gun owners who've never done anything wrong and never will?
There's a middle ground to be found here, so let's find it.
Non Here,The difference is that we as a society tend to absolve the
drinker of responsibility for his actions while drunk. The blame for his actions
then shifts to the only other person who could have prevented the condition and
was in full control of his faculties but did not. The bartender is not the
manufacturer of the misused product.A more accurate comparison would
be to attempt to force a sausage manufacturer out of business by making them
liable for a heart attack caused by over-consumption of hot dogs. By making it
too expensive to stay in business, the sausage shop would close up and our
supposed victim would become a vegetarian. It's all about the government
wanting to control you by limiting your choices. And we go along with it because
we are all too willing to allow someone else to take the blame for our choices.
If the gun maker sells you a gun without a back ground check... you
should be liable. Or did the Colorado shooter who purchased 6,000
rounds of ammunition, only to go on and kill Americans watching a movie...
make the bullets himself?
I my self see nothing wrong wiith what there doing. You go to a bar get drunk
and the bar tender keeps on selling you drinks and you get in a wreck, they can
charge him and the bar, so whats the big deal? Oh and i do own guns.
what is next beer, automobils,etc and what about the junkies in colorado who
will be high on weed.
Will they hold BO and Holder responsible for all the Mexicans killed by fast and
furious guns?How about Toyota every time someone dies when a Toyota
gets in a wreck?