The gun lobby wants everything to be the fault of the trigger-pullers. If someone shoots someone else, they only want one person to go to jail: the person who pulled the trigger. They don’t want any blame placed on any of the other parts of the network of people who delivered the gun used in the murder to the trigger-puller. They don’t want the illegal gun dealer who sold them that gun to have any responsibility. They don’t want the legal gun dealer who sold that gun (likely through a straw purchase) to have any responsibility. And they definitely don’t want the industry that made that gun to have any responsibility at all, even though they likely knew that gun would be used by a criminal (because the legal gun market is already flooded with firearms).
And it’s a very important first step in realizing the truth about gun violence in America: It’s not just the fault of the trigger-puller. We all are involved in a gun culture that allows children to shoot up schools, and criminals to own handguns by the case. If we really want to stop the violence, we’re all going to have to take responsibility.
The manufacture should “take responsibility”? Why not the provider of the steel for the gun? Or the miner of the iron ore?
Mental problems, that’s the only way I can make sense of these type of bigots.