Bushmaster Firearms is being sued for selling AR-15s, which was one of the weapons Adam Lanza used to mow down first graders in 2012.
I know that the counterargument is that you can’t sue vehicle manufacturers if drivers kill other drivers or pedestrians (although this isn’t strictly true if the reason for the fatalities and/or injuries is because a car safety system failed) but that isn’t what the argument is about.
Imagine if a car manufacturer decided to release a tank to the general public. Say someone buys a tank and uses it on the freeway to crush a school bus full of children.
I really don’t think it would be unreasonable to sue the car manufacturer for marketing and selling a product that should never be released to the general public in the first place.
Sandy Hook Lawsuit Moves Forward • 2016 Apr 14 • Matt Vasilogambros • The Atlantic