Estate of late USC football coach adds to settlement in Five Points DUI death
If a man can be held responsible, in civil court at least, for lending his car to someone - in this case, his son - who happens to have a history of DUI arrests, why can't the same thing be said of gun owners?
Or is it already possible to sue a gun owner who lends her gun to a man or woman with a history of violence or mental health problems? If it is OK to do with a car owner, why not a gun owner?
What we found out in the now-infamous "Fast and Furious" case is that straw gun buyers are doing just that, using their clean record to supply drug cartels with all sorts of guns - and because prosecutors hands are tied by lax gunrunning regulation, it is only getting worse.
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An assault weapons ban may or may not be the right way to go. I'll let those who know a lot about guns debate that, because I don't.
But we have to be able to hold people accountable - even gun owners.