This comment starts with a review of the most stringent laws currently enacted. After going over what is enacted, it will discuss the reasons given as to why gun manufacturers should be held liable and under what theories, including tort liability and public nuisance theories. Next, it will cover novel approaches to the strict liability, including arguments like negligent distribution, entrustment, and marketing. It will discuss similarities between the tobacco, automobile, and alcohol industry with the firearms industry. It will then go over how the recent push for gun legislation affected the sale and purchase of firearms. Lastly, to summarize, it will discuss the different state reactions to proposed gun legislation attempts to make manufacturers liable and make my arguments as to what the author believes and why he believes it.
Held Accountable: Should Gun Manufacturers Be Held Liable for the Criminal Use of Their Products,
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