HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher argued that gun manufacturers should not be liable for gun crimes, and expressed disgust over Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton playing the dead kid card” to argue to the contrary on Friday.
Maher said, in reaction to Clinton’s tweet that “[Democratic presidential candidate Senator] Bernie Sanders (I-VT) prioritized gun manufacturers’ rights over the parents of the children killed at Sandy Hook.” “Really? We got to play the dead kid card? And what happened was, Bernie was asked, should a victim of a crime committed with a gun be able to sue the gun manufacturer? And Bernie said no. And he’s right. A gun is a legal product.”
Max Brooks, a Non-Resident Fellow at West Point Military Academy, added, “And the guns do exactly what they’re supposed to do. There’s no lie. It’s not like the tobacco industry. They say, this product will kill lots of people very, very quickly, and they do. It’s who lets them be released to the general public. You know, the assault rifles are military grade weapons, and the military doesn’t let them have them on day one. You have to go through months of training to prove that you’re responsible to have that much kill power.” A point Maher agreed with.
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