What this boils down to, for those that don't wanna read the whole article, is that new legislation in the works will provide some shielding against gun manufacturers getting sued by gunshot victims.
Hell yes, I support it. This country has become a place that downright DEFINES 'scapegoat', and our legal system is full of the stupidest fucking lawsuits imaginable (remember the fat guy that tried to sue the fast-food joints because he was fat?). What possible legitimate grounds would someone who was shot have for suing the gun's MAKER? Christ, when you get in a wreck, do you sue Ford? Of course not...the maker of a thing has nothing to do with how the idiot who hurts you uses it.
What bothers me the most about this particular article, though, is the fact that the whole damn thing seems devoted to the various Senators' reactions to it, and related info. Not once does it mention anything resembling common sense...and herein lies the country's problem. We don't teach or learn common sense, we just get inundated with pointless factoids, and then go do something stupid like sue a gun maker for the fact that we got shot. Next we'll start suing the parents of an attacker for having the child that grew up commit a crime, or something equally stupid.
Maybe I can use this to my advantage. Who'd like to join me as co-plaintiffs? I've got ideas for a few GREAT lawsuits: First, we sue England for founding the colonies that grew into America, or the basis that America is stupid and aggessive. Secondly, we sue Isreal for allowing Jesus to be born and create Judaism and Christianity, on the basis that it is aggressive. Then we sue Utah for Mormonism...and Italy for Catholicism...and India for Hinduism...hell, we can extend THAT list forever. Oh, oh, can we sue various African countries for producing Cro-Magnon man, who created fire? Houses burn down all the time.
We'll be rich beyond our wildest dreams, and famous as well.