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  •  no it won't (5+ / 0-)

    people be will never be held responsible for what people do with objects that are stolen from them in a western democracy.

    •  they already are (0+ / 0-)

      You are liable for hazardous wastes you produce, even if someone steals them from you.

      You are liable for attractive nuisances, even if children trespass onto your property.

      Some things are so inherently dangerous that people are required to have strict liability, including the obligation to ensure that the dangerous objects cannot be stolen or misappropriated.   Those that choose not to accept that liability suffer no consequences by simply not purchasing the dangerous stuff.

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