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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...7yrs


 @JonBSimConstitutionfrom Kentucky  disagreed…3mos

No, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence

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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...7yrs

No, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence

 @JonBSimConstitutionfrom Kentucky  agreed…3mos

No, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence

If it works, it works.

If a gun works as designed, the manufacturer should be cleared.

If a gun is sold to a valid applicant, the dealer should be cleared

If a gun is sold to a criminal and misfires, both should be held liable.

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...7yrs

Yes, any business should be held liable if the primary use of its product is for illegal activity

@93ZRL6SLibertarian from Utah disagreed…4mos

Wouldn't that become a blanket complaint against every product produced in this world? How would this only be applicable to gun manufacturing? The number of people purchasing with intent for illegal activity is a fringe market. This is not a question that is asked, nor would receive the correct answer, when purchasing the device.

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...7yrs

Yes, as long as the losing party pays all legal fees, it’s our constitutional right to sue anyone for any reason

@3WZMZGCfrom Washington  answered…2yrs

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.

@8TR6R8W from South Carolina agreed…1yr

Well said, suing a gun manufacturer for gun violence is like someone blaming a fork for them being obese.

@585VTVHfrom Pennsylvania  answered…2yrs

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.

@97N5QVV  from California commented…3wks

Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. But guns make it easier for people to kill people. Still, I agree. Manufacturers should never be held responsible, because they are following the law and doing everything correctly. If someone didn’t want guns to be sold in a certain way, they should change the legislation. It makes no sense to punish the person who made them.

@3WZDVG7from Montana  answered…2yrs

Gun owners should be required to carry insurance for each weapon that they own to cover the liability resulting from loss of life or serious injury.

@3WX5M4Ffrom Utah  answered…2yrs

Yes, the constitution gives us the right to sue for any reason. It does not mean that the case should win in court but I would not prevent any one from suing for any reason.

@3WYQ5QXfrom Massachusetts  answered…2yrs

No, but original owners should have some stake in allowing their firearm to go missing

@3WJ7SHSDemocratfrom Massachusetts  answered…2yrs

No, but gun violence victims should be allowed to sue the NRA for blocking enforcement of our gun laws.

@3WKBWWQfrom North Carolina  answered…2yrs

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.

@3WL4RVBfrom Utah  answered…2yrs

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.

@97ZW9YL from Florida answered…10hrs

yes, if they can prove that the dealer or marketers were promoting the sale of the gun to people who are mentally ill, or who had indications they may commit violent acts

@97ZVMJG from North Carolina answered…12hrs

No, the dealers and manufacturers did not pull the trigger to commit gun violence

@97ZTFJZ from New York answered…14hrs

@97ZSKKD from New York answered…17hrs

If they had a hand in giving a gun to someone who shouldn’t have one then yes

@97ZQF2WDemocrat from Illinois answered…1 day

No but do a full back round check with the buyer and everyone they know

 @David-Cooper from Kentucky answered…2 days

 @David-Cooper-KY from Kentucky answered…2 days

Absolutely not, its not the guns fault or the manufacturers fault. Guns don't kill people. People kill people.

@97ZFWRLDemocrat from Georgia answered…3 days

Yes, any business should be liable if they do not conduct thorough background checks and identification prior to selling the product

@97ZCR8J from Texas answered…3 days

Yes, any business that do not conduct a thorough background check prior to selling product is liable

@97ZCL3N from New York answered…3 days

Sue the person responsible for committing gun violence. The manufactor and such are not at fault. The person in possession and with the ill intent be charged for their actions.

@97Z9L99Republican from Minnesota answered…3 days

Yes, if the victims were directly made victims due to the fault of the dealer/manufacturer

@97Z9G92Republicanfrom Montana  answered…3 days

Yes, but the business must have failed to conduct the proper background check and psychiatric evaluation into the individual -- which, if was properly conducted, would've reduced the chances of the gun violence incident

@97YZQ96Democrat from New York answered…4 days

Yes but only of the gun dealer disregarded flagged background check or sold the gun knowing it was going to used illegally

@97YVH2C from California answered…5 days

@97YQB27 from New Hampshire answered…5 days

It's not a matter of suing the manufactures but the government outlawing the sale of certain weapons and also making background check a priority and also increasing the age limit of people who can buy fire arms.

@97YPD5N from Iowa answered…5 days

Yes, if the business that gave the gun did not use proper technique to decide who they give the guns to

@97YN7DX from Utah answered…6 days

@97YM9MVDemocrat from Illinois answered…6 days

Only if the purchase was illegal in some way or the person was underage

@97YM5FH from New Jersey answered…6 days

People should sue the person with the gun and not factory that make them because guns aren't bad it's just the person behind it using them.

@97YM23V from Iowa answered…6 days

I do not think the manufacturer should be liable. I do think that dealers should be liable only for negligence.

@97YLPQQLibertarian from New Jersey answered…6 days

Yes, unless their firearms are more lethal and kill worthy and have many defects as well if its behind illegal activity

@97YLKYD from Iowa answered…6 days

@97YLGSSProgressive from New Jersey answered…6 days

Yes, any business should be held liable if the primary use of its product is for illegal activity only when a proper background check wasn't under review

@97YL7K4 from Kentucky answered…6 days

No, because it's not the manufactures fault it's the person's fault.

@97YKTC7 from Kentucky answered…6 days

Depends on what the gun dealer did to let the gun violence person do such thing.

@97YJSH9 from Virginia answered…6 days

@97YJGKH from North Carolina answered…6 days

yes, if it sold illegally or if the process was some way messed with for someone to own the gun


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