Comments on: Cox: Capitalism can help solve the gun problem Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: twl101 Tue, 22 Dec 2015 22:48:26 +0000 In response to Riskin1

1.Actually cars ARE very regulated and driving is VERY restricted.

If you only knew how many drivers under the influence are on the roads.

2. We know who every vehicle belongs to according to VIN.

Sorry, not in the real world. A vehicle can go through numerous buyers without registration. It happens all the time.

3. We work to ensure that every driver is properly licensed and impose severe penalties on those who are unlicensed.

You need to spend a day in traffic court in a major city or talk to the police in a major city.

And since I was a licensed Peace Officer in a major metropolitan area, I know a lot about what goes on in the real world.

By: Dehumanist Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:15:11 +0000 It won’t matter, the whole Right Wing gets myopic when gun rights is brought up. Even if this levels the playing field they will find some convenient stone to crawl under and ignore the issue until something else crops up that they can yell shrilly about.

By: WheneverPS Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:38:30 +0000 Killed by cars? Are you kidding. You are utterly wrong. And the 2nd commenter? The NRA is one of the smallest lobbying groups in Washington. Yes there are a few million members, but they are mostly citizens not gun industry workers, and the membership is tiny compared to other lobbying groups, like big oil, the auto industry, Tobacco, Pharma, etc.

Don’t you ever check your facts? Or was that a stupid comment too?

By: aeci Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:57:46 +0000 I read somewhere that 90,000 Americans have been killed with firearms since Sandy Hook. Whether or not that’s true, no one ever considers that approximately 60% of firearms deaths are suicide.

By: Mr_Creosote Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:41:03 +0000 This is like being able to sue a car company for product liability if a drunk driver kills people.

By: Flash1022 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:56:42 +0000 UgoneHearMe,

Yes, driving is restricted by required recalls and required safety upgrades.

Also the manufacturers do pay damages.

In addition automobiles are required to be insured.

More so, drivers can be taken off the road.

Game Over!

By: OdysseusMTanner Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:28:20 +0000 This crock of baloney has gone the way of the Piltdown Man. Go clean up Chicago if you want to make a difference.

By: Street-Wise-Guy Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:44:00 +0000 This change in the law is long overdue.

By: IkeaTable Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:33:45 +0000 Total number of motor vehicle deaths in 2013: 32,719
Gun deaths in 2013: 33,169
To get a driver’s license you have to know how to drive.
To get a gun permit you do not need to have ever even touched a gun before.

By: DPJr Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:05:11 +0000 Mr. Cox fails to clarify the fact that the PLCAA allows lawsuits related to legitimate legal reasons, such as product defects, fraudulence, etc. The objective is to restrict suits against gun manufacturers related to death or injury by guns used in crimes; suits with no legitimate standing against the manufacturers. Rather, these would be suits brought for political purposes.
To be clear, this has Nothing to do with free market capitalism. In other words, this was a strawman argument so typical of the left.