Re: Defense contractor liability

James Ganong (
Thu, 17 Dec 1998 00:58:30 -0800 (PST)

>First, defense contractors under a libertarian >society will more
carefully select to whom they >sell weapons, because they will be held
>responsible if another party uses their >weapons against other

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How is this a libertarian response? Why should the defense contractor be held responsible for the way someone uses a weapon after it has been bought? This sounds like Chicago's Mayor Daley, who is suing gun manufacturers & gun shops to recover money spent on police
& medical bills due to gun-related crime. Are you suggesting that the contractor should be sued, or are you suggesting a boycott-type response? The latter would be more of a libertarian response, IMO.

Neither a flame nor an attempt to revive the "Are guns extropian?" thread; just one libertarian seeking clarification of another's