Comments on: Cox: Capitalism can help solve the gun problem http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/14/cox-capitalism-can-help-solve-the-gun-problem/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: twl101 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/14/cox-capitalism-can-help-solve-the-gun-problem/comment-page-1/#comment-18686 Tue, 22 Dec 2015 22:48:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34612#comment-18686 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.

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By: Dehumanist http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/14/cox-capitalism-can-help-solve-the-gun-problem/comment-page-1/#comment-18668 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:15:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34612#comment-18668 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.

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By: WheneverPS http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/14/cox-capitalism-can-help-solve-the-gun-problem/comment-page-1/#comment-18666 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:38:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34612#comment-18666 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?

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By: aeci http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/14/cox-capitalism-can-help-solve-the-gun-problem/comment-page-1/#comment-18665 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:57:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34612#comment-18665 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.

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By: Mr_Creosote http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/14/cox-capitalism-can-help-solve-the-gun-problem/comment-page-1/#comment-18664 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:41:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34612#comment-18664 This is like being able to sue a car company for product liability if a drunk driver kills people.

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By: Flash1022 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/14/cox-capitalism-can-help-solve-the-gun-problem/comment-page-1/#comment-18662 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:56:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34612#comment-18662 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!

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By: OdysseusMTanner http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/14/cox-capitalism-can-help-solve-the-gun-problem/comment-page-1/#comment-18658 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:28:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34612#comment-18658 This crock of baloney has gone the way of the Piltdown Man. Go clean up Chicago if you want to make a difference.

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By: Street-Wise-Guy http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/14/cox-capitalism-can-help-solve-the-gun-problem/comment-page-1/#comment-18656 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:44:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34612#comment-18656 This change in the law is long overdue.

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By: IkeaTable http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/14/cox-capitalism-can-help-solve-the-gun-problem/comment-page-1/#comment-18655 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:33:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34612#comment-18655 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.

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By: DPJr http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/14/cox-capitalism-can-help-solve-the-gun-problem/comment-page-1/#comment-18654 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:05:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34612#comment-18654 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.

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