Re: Defense contractor liability

Michael Scarazzo (
Thu, 17 Dec 1998 13:18:43 -0800 (PST)

---James Ganong <> wrote:
> 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? 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.

Agreed. I thought about the ambiguity or possible contradiction of my statement after I made it. I meant that in a free market system the latter your choices would be more likely to happen. Other customers and competitors, seeing their very existence in jeopardy, could boycott the offending company to drive the point home or simply put it out of business. The major point was that government would not be involved in regulating the market.

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