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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 01:05 AM

5. where fault lies depends on the circumstance

and in most cases, fault is apportioned; parties often share fault. Take the case of the three year old who picked up the bubble gum pink gun he found outside and killed himself. Why did the manufacturer create a pink gun? Manufacturers of cleaning supplies have been sued for packaging that looks too attractive to kids. Surely a pink gun falls into that category. Certainly the person who left the gun laying around bears primary responsibility, but the manufacturer also bears some. If it is the case for detergent manufacturers, it should be the same for guns. Only the gun lobby has ensured they are not faced with the same legal responsibilities to which other manufacturers are subject. That denies the family of the child killed by the gun equal protection under the law.

I think lawsuits do fall under the First Amendment. They are the way a private citizen has of having a complaint heard against a company or individual. But if not the 1st Amendment, it's a violation of the equal protection clause.

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