Senator Sanders explained his support for the retail gun industry thus; “If somebody has a gun and it falls into the hands of a murderer and the murderer kills somebody with a gun, do you hold the gun manufacturer responsible? Not any more than you would hold a hammer company responsible if somebody beats somebody over the head with a hammer. That is not what a lawsuit should be about.”
There have been massacres with swords. There have been massacres with machetes. There have been massacres with axes. And, YES! There have been massacres with hammers.
Before Firearms were invented, they used all of these instruments to commit mass murders.
In Rwanda, they massacred hundreds of thousands of innocents with machetes as well as blunt objects. In the Balkans, a favored tool of death was a hammer. In Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge used every tool available to save ammunition. They used clubs. They used large rocks. They used machetes. And, again, YES! They used hammers.
History is replete with humans using weapons other than firearms to commit atrocities.
It is humans who do evil. It is not inanimate objects.