Uniquely, the gun industry has legal immunity from the effects of its products. Imagine if pharma companies were shielded from the consequences of bad drugs or automakers from faulty engines. The same rules must apply to Smith & Wesson, American Outdoor Brands and other gun manufacturers.
The FT’s Editorial Board misses to note that, unlike drug toxicity and engine breakdowns, committing mass murder is the sole intended purpose of automatic and semi-automatic weapons. America is no stranger to regulation: you may not, for example, cut people’s hair without a state-issued license. That people of any age can just walk into a store and buy a weapon of mass destruction is a crime against humanity and should be treated as such.