Wednesday, October 22, 1997 1:27 PM
You didn't think America was litigious enough? Okay, then listen to his.
A man was killed by a minor, but the handgun was never recovered. The
widow has brought suit against no fewer than 60 firearms manufacturing
companies, holding them civilly responsible for her husband's death.
Because, you see, people aren't responsible for their actions anymore.
Any object involved in an accident or death is at fault, and therefore the
maker of that object is responsible. If I happen to spill coffee on
myself, it's the brewer of the coffee's fault, for making it so hot. If
someone stabs me with a knife, I should sue the knife manufacturer for
making knives so dangerous. If a drunk driver runs over my child, I can
sue the car company for recklessly making such a malevolent machine.
Or, in this case, I should sue all of the car companies.
When are Americans going to once again taken responsibility for their own
lives and actions? With the courts reinforcing the idea that everything
is "somebody else's fault", I'm afraid it won't happen any time soon.