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.
Jim Zumbo, Craig Boddington, Ron Spomer and Wayne Van Zwoll are all solid contributers to the modern hunting literature. Through their gifts (both hunting and writing) they make us better hunters. Whether it is letting us learn from their mistakes or by teaching us new techniques,they help us harvest more game. But I suggest looking to the oldies, the fathers of the outdoor writing craft, to learn tricks that you might have not used.
I chose to shoot the 270 winchester because I grew up...