It's about time! Somebody needed to step in and protect manufacturers from liability for people intentionally misusing their product. These lawsuits were just attempts at usurping the democratic process by sidestepping legislatures and trying to enact an agenda through the courts.
I'm just tired of all the rhetoric as the media paints this as some type of evil NRA-driven takeover of democracy. It could just as easily have been any other industry. We already saw it work in the tobacco industry, and forces were also lining up to sue fast food companies for making people fat.
You don't sue the Zippo company because an arsonist burns down your house with one of their lighters, and you don't sue Ford because a drunk killed your sister with one of their cars. The makers of Sudafed aren't responsible for meth labs, either. Although I agree that manufacturers should be held liable for defective products, I think we're setting a dangerous precedent if we blame businesses for crimes committed through illegal use of their product.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...