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Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:09 PM

Gun-makers tell Congress mass shootings are a 'local' problem not caused by 'inanimate' firearms

The chief executives of two leading gun manufacturers called mass shootings “local problems” that cannot be blamed on “inanimate” firearms when asked by a House panel Wednesday if they accept responsibility for selling the assault-style rifles used in most of the recent massacres.

The CEOs of Daniel Defense and Sturm, Ruger & Co. condemned the attacks in Buffalo, New York; Uvalde, Texas; and Highland Park, Illinois, while testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

They said such mass murders needed to stop but balked when they were asked whether their companies would stop selling assault-style rifles.

“I believe that these murders are local problems that have to be solved locally,” said Marty Daniel, CEO of Daniel Defense, the company that made the rifle used by the Uvalde gunman to kill 19 children and two teachers.

Asked by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., the committee chair, whether Daniel will “accept personal responsibility” for his company’s role in that shooting, the CEO said the “murderers are responsible” before Maloney cut off the rest of his answer.

Christopher Killoy, CEO of Sturm, Ruger & Co., also deflected blame, saying the “firearm is an inanimate object.” Killoy said he does not consider his company’s “modern sporting rifles” to be “weapons of war.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/gun-makers-tell-congress-mass-shootings-are-local-problem-not-caused-i-rcna40256

Worst buck-passing EVER!

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Reply Gun-makers tell Congress mass shootings are a 'local' problem not caused by 'inanimate' firearms (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Jul 27 OP
maxsolomon Jul 27 #1
sop Jul 27 #2
LastDemocratInSC Jul 27 #7
onecaliberal Jul 27 #3
Archae Jul 27 #4
demigoddess Jul 27 #5
sanatanadharma Jul 27 #6

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:11 PM

1. Local problem with a national distribution.

What's important is that we don't infringe their right to profit from homicidal male rage.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:45 PM

2. If gun manufacturers believe Congress doesn't play a role in preventing gun violence, Democrats

should repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. The PLCAA, passed by Congress in 2005, made the gun industry immune from nearly all lawsuits. Apparently, gun manufacturers believe it's ok for Congress to provide them federal immunity from civil liability for the hundreds of massacres caused by their products, not enact gun regulations to prevent those shootings.

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Response to sop (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 07:06 PM

7. Correct. Good point.

Can't have it both ways. Make them battle that issue out in 50 states.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:48 PM

3. These pricks need to be bankrupted.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:53 PM

4. The murderers ARE the ones responsible!

If no one buys or even picks up a gun, it's an inert chunk of plastic and metal that does NOTHING.

Oh right, "If we ban those bad guns, the criminals won't use them!"

Most criminals don't even use assault rifles, they use pistols.

I don't have an AR-15 or AK-47, and won't buy one.
They're junk.

But this "Blame the gun!" mentality just gives the rwnj's more ammunition to attack us.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:58 PM

5. no the problem is guaranteeing that anyone can buy one. That person might

be disturbed, mentally ill, suicidal, homicidal or racist. Or even underaged and under developed mentally. We don't give alcohol to 18 year olds, or 12 year olds, why do they get guns to play with?????

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 04:37 PM

6. There is responsibility required in the handling of and the selling of guns

The gun industry is 100% responsible for the marketing, the advertising, the enticing, and also the lying.
The gun industry works hard to conflate an inanimate object with an individual's core-self; guns as saviors.

The gun is offered as icing on the cake of your walk, dear reader. You NEED this. Pass one on to your KIDS.
Hunting, the family sport. The family that kills together, trills together.

BTW, the "local problem" is as though a diffuse plague that can't be walled out of the sanity-cities. A "local problem" spread everywhere upon a sickened society's land like a mist, a miasma, a ghostly-gun presence.

(I may have insulted by words, God forbid that words, advertising, move minds)

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