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Distribution of answers submitted by Republicans.
Yes, as long as the losing party pays all legal fees, it’s our constitutional right to sue anyone for any reason
Yes, any business should be held liable if the primary use of its product is for illegal activity
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Jan 28, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Gun Liability
In 2005, Congress passed the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). The law protects gun manufacturers and dealers from being held liable when crimes have been committed with their products. The law was passed in response to a series of lawsuits filed against the gun industry in the late 1990s which claimed gun-makers and sellers were not doing enough to prevent crimes committed with their products. Proponents of the law argue that lawsuits will discourage gun manufacturers from supplying stores who sell guns that end up being used in violent crimes. Opponents argue that gun manufacturers are not responsible for random acts of violence committed with their products. See recent gun liability news
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No, the gun didn't commit the crime it is merely a tool, the person using the gun committed the crime. 3 years ago from a Republican in Bethany, PA
No, NO, and NO! manufacturers are not liable for what evil people do with their products. 3 years ago from a Republican in Knob Noster, MO
This is just more fodder for ambulance-chasing lawyers. If there is evidence of improper operation, that is one thing. But if a product is misused for violent purposes - whether it be a gun, arrow, meat cleaver or butter knife - the manufacturer cannot be... 3 years ago from a Republican in Red Bank, TN