Skip to main content

View Diary: Webster shooting could be bigger argument for gun law reform than Sandy Hook (149 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  If Spengler was in the store with her at the point (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    of purchase, well, is it too much to hope that the store, those selling deadly weapons as a profession, might share some liability.

    •  it does bring up an interesting question; since (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      88kathy, Dogs are fuzzy

      state does not license firearms clerks like they do cosmetologists and barbers, I wonder if some sort of licensing and training requirements for people who do sell guns would be in order?
      After all, in many shops, while the owner is the FFL holder, he is free to hire anyone he wants (with some exceptions in some states).  To be sure some sort of training would not be too onerous a requirement for people wishing to work in gun shops or would it?

      I admit I have not thought this out very well since it just came to me (disclosure: I am a gun owner)

      •  I definitely have had a few deadly hair do's. (0+ / 0-)

        I don't think there is licensing or training for car mechanics either.  We are a strange society in many ways.

        I am not anti gun owner.  Just anti those who think they should be given amnesty when they don't have physical possession of their gun.

        •  I would offer the analogy of a bartender (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:

          or bar owner who continues to serve a patron even when he is blind drunk.  Interesting question is that while bar owners have to be licensed by the state and have to jump through various regulatory hoops, their bartenders need to be certified in some way but I have known bartenders who did not seem to have this certification

          I suppose it must be similar to the CNA certification which is available through tech schools but, at least in the past, the SNF or nursing home was allowed to certify their own CNAs w/o third party training

          •  My dad was a drinker and an observer. He said (0+ / 0-)

            the strangest thing about delivering alcohol was the lowest paid people had the most responsibility.  All the other distributors were blameless till it got to the bartender.

            •  that is pretty much the way it is around the world (0+ / 0-)

              if there is some sort of ecological disaster (BP, Exxon Valdez etc.), the immediate fingerpointing and scapegoating usually starts at the very lowest levels, as those workers are the ones least able to defend themselves

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site