As the campaign for the presidency climbs closer to the white house, there is one issue that is being tossed around that really bugs me.
Candidates are taking sides as to whether victims of mass shootings should have the right to sue the manufacturers of guns.
Hmmm? Well let me ask these questions…
Should Nissan be sued if a woman drives her car into the ocean with her kids inside?
Should ford be sued if a woman purposely drives her car into a crowd and plows down innocent people?
Should Bic be sued if I accidently wash and dry a lighter left in a pocket which ignites in the dryer and sets my laundry room ablaze?
Can I sue Budweiser if someone breaks a bottle on the bar and cuts me with it in a bar room brawl?
Can I sue the builders of the Brooklyn bridge if someone I love jumps off?
I can go on and on with these examples.
Think about it. Who is really responsible? The law makers that allow the sale of the assault rifles that can kill many victims in just minutes or the manufacturer?
In my opinion this shouldn’t even be a question for the candidates. The question should really be what are any of these candidates going to do about the growing mental health problem that we ignore in this country. As we shut down programs for the mentally ill, which leaves a lapse in the ability to even put them on a list that prevents them from buying a gun because the program doesn’t exist.
Let’s get serious.