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.
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.