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Product Liability-Guns Addressed By Product Liability Lawyer

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses Product Liability-Guns

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Firearms Liability As A Product Defect Case

Product liability based on guns and shooter liability issues are not only important for the legal community but also of pressing general concern to the public. 

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has taken the lead in opposing any sort of background check or federal registry for handgun purchases and handgun owners. 

NRA Opposes Product Liability As To Guns

The present federal law prohibits the establishment of a national gun registry. 

Some organizations that have traditionally been aligned with the NRA are now breaking away from that alignment. 

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has become a proponent of an effective complete background check. 

In addition, the trade group for the nation’s leading firearm manufacturers said it will not actively oppose the expansion of background checks which are designed to prevent guns from reaching criminals or the seriously mentally ill. 

In addition a substantial group of large city mayors have written to major gun manufacturers telling them that their localities may begin using economic pressure to force manufacturers to support increased regulation and background checks.  Big cities across the country spend millions of dollars per year on police weapons and ammunition. 

The specific plan that many of these proponents are looking for is a ban on assault weapons, new restrictions on gun trafficking and school safety and criminal background checks.

Gun manufacturers themselves are somewhat wary of breaking ranks with the NRA.  Smith & Wesson learned a long time ago that when it took a view contrary to that of the NRA gun rights groups swiftly punished the company by urging dealers not to carry the company’s products, creating serious financial trouble for the company.

Gun store owners and retail dealers have generally been supportive of an expansion of background checks since they are already required to perform them and an expanded background check probably would increase business for many of these licensed dealers.

The National Rifle Association has not wavered from its position that any incremental changes in background checks or gun registration is designed simply to force people to register their guns which will eventually lead to the confiscation of guns. 

Another ongoing issue is whether background checks should extend to gun shows and other venues where they are not required.  The Fraternal Order of Police is now taking the position that these venues should be governed by background checks.

Guns In The Workplace

A Wall Street Journal article of October 16, 2013 dealt with the issue of workplace guns.  Starbucks made headlines when its chief executive requested that customers not bring guns into their stores.  Twenty-two (22) different states have passed laws that limit the ability of the store owners or other property owners from banning firearms in their parking lots.  There are also several states that ban employers from prohibiting employees from bringing guns into their parking lots although most do allow employers to prohibit guns in the workplace.

Two Views on Guns in the Workplace

The people on the pro-gun side of the argument argue that increased carrying of guns improves safety.

The data is that in the year 2012 375 workers were killed in shootings on the job.  A 2005 study reported that workplaces that allowed guns were about 5 times more likely to have a worker get killed on the job compared to workplaces that prohibited all kinds of weapons.

In particular at large employers, managers have reason to worry that emotional disciplinary confrontations could turn into mayhem.

Wal-Mart, which does allow customers to bring handguns into their store where the law permits such, likewise has not taken any particular precautions in those states that prohibit guns in parking lots.

Costco on the other hand bans its members from bringing guns into their stores.

For more information on gun liability, see the other pages on this site and see the pages on Wikipedia.

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Product Liability-Guns Addressed By Product Liability Lawyer

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses Product Liability-Guns

Brien Roche

Firearms Liability As A Product Defect Case

Product liability based on guns and shooter liability issues are not only important for the legal community but also of pressing general concern to the public. 

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has taken the lead in opposing any sort of background check or federal registry for handgun purchases and handgun owners. 

NRA Opposes Product Liability As To Guns

The present federal law prohibits the establishment of a national gun registry. 

Some organizations that have traditionally been aligned with the NRA are now breaking away from that alignment. 

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has become a proponent of an effective complete background check. 

In addition, the trade group for the nation’s leading firearm manufacturers said it will not actively oppose the expansion of background checks which are designed to prevent guns from reaching criminals or the seriously mentally ill. 

In addition a substantial group of large city mayors have written to major gun manufacturers telling them that their localities may begin using economic pressure to force manufacturers to support increased regulation and background checks.  Big cities across the country spend millions of dollars per year on police weapons and ammunition. 

The specific plan that many of these proponents are looking for is a ban on assault weapons, new restrictions on gun trafficking and school safety and criminal background checks.

Gun manufacturers themselves are somewhat wary of breaking ranks with the NRA.  Smith & Wesson learned a long time ago that when it took a view contrary to that of the NRA gun rights groups swiftly punished the company by urging dealers not to carry the company’s products, creating serious financial trouble for the company.

Gun store owners and retail dealers have generally been supportive of an expansion of background checks since they are already required to perform them and an expanded background check probably would increase business for many of these licensed dealers.

The National Rifle Association has not wavered from its position that any incremental changes in background checks or gun registration is designed simply to force people to register their guns which will eventually lead to the confiscation of guns. 

Another ongoing issue is whether background checks should extend to gun shows and other venues where they are not required.  The Fraternal Order of Police is now taking the position that these venues should be governed by background checks.

Guns In The Workplace

A Wall Street Journal article of October 16, 2013 dealt with the issue of workplace guns.  Starbucks made headlines when its chief executive requested that customers not bring guns into their stores.  Twenty-two (22) different states have passed laws that limit the ability of the store owners or other property owners from banning firearms in their parking lots.  There are also several states that ban employers from prohibiting employees from bringing guns into their parking lots although most do allow employers to prohibit guns in the workplace.

Two Views on Guns in the Workplace

The people on the pro-gun side of the argument argue that increased carrying of guns improves safety.

The data is that in the year 2012 375 workers were killed in shootings on the job.  A 2005 study reported that workplaces that allowed guns were about 5 times more likely to have a worker get killed on the job compared to workplaces that prohibited all kinds of weapons.

In particular at large employers, managers have reason to worry that emotional disciplinary confrontations could turn into mayhem.

Wal-Mart, which does allow customers to bring handguns into their store where the law permits such, likewise has not taken any particular precautions in those states that prohibit guns in parking lots.

Costco on the other hand bans its members from bringing guns into their stores.

For more information on gun liability, see the other pages on this site and see the pages on Wikipedia.

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