Durbin - gun owners are "the criminal people"
Gun buyers are "criminal people"?
During debate in the Senate on S.397, the Gun Liability Bill, Senator Durbin made what could possibly be argued as a slip of the tongue this morning in the Senate when he complained about information gathered for gun buyer background checks. I'm sure he will claim that what he meant to say was, "gun owners or buyers"
Senator Dick Durbin, (D) IL, Asst. Minority Leader said, "...Information gathered about criminal people is to be destroyed so quickly that it is of little value to law enforcement."Are we to believe that the good Senator believes that gun owners are all "criminal people"?
With his comments about background checks, I believe that he holds all gun owners, gun manufacturers, gun dealers, and all of the people employed in the industry responsible for all crime that is committed with a gun.
It is the criminals that are responsible for the crimes they commit, not the company that made the gun or the ammo, Mr. Durbin. Looking at it any other way is avoiding the reality. Anti-gunners and Liberals seem to always want to displace and spread around blame for anything. Blame the criminal for his own misdeeds, get him off the streets, and the crime rate will fall. Blame the gun manufacturers and the gun industry will fall. The same companies that supply our military are in danger of falling prey to the legal sharks and the junk lawsuits.
I have yet to see a suit against match companies for an arson. General Motors or Chrysler has probably not been sued for manufacturing a car that was used in a crime, nor one of their dealers for selling it, but yet the liberal anti-gun lobby wants to advance their agenda by driving the gun industry into bankruptcy if necessary.
It seems to me to be unreasonable to sue a manufacturer of a legal product, that performs as designed, for a crime committed by a third party using the product. This bill, S.397, prevents this misuse of the judicial system.