- I’m from Germany (so different rules and laws)
- Not a common funny/tongue in cheek bb comment.
To be honest, this is an interesting situation to figure out for me.
I personally think that private gun ownership is OK, give there are reasonable but strict regulations.
I despise the manouver of Remington. To purposefully hinder or even block a judical process, this by itself is moraly so corrupt it should be prosecuted and punished in itself.
That said, some thought to the case itself. Because the shady manouver should anyway looked on in context.
By all citizism of US gun politics, is it realy OK to sue the manufacturer of an item here? It’s not even the shop who sold the weapon to the purpetrator and may readonay be seen as partianly responsible as he gave the gun to the killer.
To me it’s like someone drove a car in a group of people but somehow we now sue the car manufacturer.
I’m not sure this is the right way to go. I understand that this is a move to raise awareness and change the stance of the gun industry to take responsibility.
But the consequences of spreading “responsibility” from the actually involved persons/parties to everyone that is part of the topic, can lead to a system/society were any item deemed dangerous in any way, from guns to cars to chemicals to even knowledge(?!) and that is missused by one, will be regulated, forbidden, inaccessible for everyone.
I remember my youth when a lot of kids build “bombs” from common chemicals, this and the terrorist bomb scar led to a paranoid rush for control, that I can’t do “elephants toothpaste” with the science class of my daugthers school, because peroxide is basically not available anymore to private people. Theoretically you could but it’s to risky in the consequences and to much of paperwork that effectively nobody does it.
And now some even talk about banning and prosecuting science videos where people learn how to synthesize certain stuff. Because “evil internet” and “they are responsible that others can blow sfuff up”.
To be honest, I have no idea where and how to draw a line. “Common sense” doesn’t work anymore.
Sorry for the rant