Round 2: We can't legislate it, we'll mandate it

This is a discussion on Round 2: We can't legislate it, we'll mandate it within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Colin Exactly, the auto industry is incrediable quiet on the fact that governing the top speed of vehicle is quite easy in ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    Exactly, the auto industry is incrediable quiet on the fact that governing the top speed of vehicle is quite easy in computer controlled engine managment systems. You could even program a set of keys for your kid so the vehicle could not go over 50, while you could go faster. with built in GPS you could even limit the distance they could drive. meanwhile the silence from the automakers is deafening as they know that once the politicans latch on to this, the era of fast cars is doomed.
    I wouldn't tie this looney idea for the gun manufacturers into the auto industry as you are describing. Keep in mind the auto industry is already held accountable for injuries and deaths but only as a result of product failure or failure of the product to perform as intended. Safety requirements are regulated (airbags etc). So that leaves negligent behavior, road conditions, and weather as other factors for deaths associated with vehicles. Speed control would be just like gun control, it wouldn't keep some crazy guy from driving his car into another at a stop light or driving with poor road conditions to cause a 10 car pile-up. It just ticks off the rest of the law abiding drivers who don't do those things.

    It all goes back to the gun itself is not to blame, the person using it is; its just a tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider39a View Post
    ...alcohol and automobiles kill more people than Guns. We don't litigate the makers of these products for their "ill effects" of our society at large.

    it also doesn't matter to them that the 2A is a constitutionally protected, individual right of the citizenry.
    Excellent!

    A great analogy can be drawn here, especially with alcohol which kills 75,000 per year and 15,000+ drunk driving deaths per year both kill more than firearms. Alcohol, when used responsibly, is a great source of enjoyment for millions, in fact it is woven into the fabric of many social gatherings. Firearms too are a source of enjoyment for millions.

    Yet, alcohol is more destructive than firearms. Nothing is done about it b/c alcoholic beverage lobby in Washington is so powerful. You never hear anything about suing the beverage manufacturers when some booze abusing idiot runs down a family in an intersection.

    I don't see a difference between alcohol and firearms here. Either go after alcohol with the same zeal that you go after guns or leave the guns the heck alone.
    An armed populace are called citizens.
    An unarmed populace are called subjects.

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