Re: Accessories To Felonies



In comp.security.misc Little Luke <fjcamper@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Is the maker of the gun responsible for its use?

Yes, of course. A gun is a tool. A tool is designed and crafed for being
used in a scenario. If someone designs and crafts guns for hunting
purposes, he is responsible that people have better possibilities to
hunt.

If someone designs and crafts guns for the purpose of killing people,
she/he shares the responsibility for the deaths and kills, which are
done using his guns.

If a gun with the purpose of hunting is being abused for killing
people, then she/he does not (if he isn't violating his responsibility
in other ways, say: not giving guns to children).

I cannot see any sensible ethics, which define responsibility without
the purpose of an action.

To answer your question, which you probably meant:

The ethical conflict persists, if someone designs and crafts guns as
tools for defense.

Then she/he should have a look on how are his guns are used in reality,
because this implies that her/his users have good intentions, too. She/he
takes responsibility to check that, because she/he shares responsibility
for what her/his tools are being used, and she/he has to react, if her/his
view of the world is wrong.

No-one who claims for acting responsibly can claim being naive. She/he
can only claim having made a mistake.

Acting responsibly means to take account of how your acting impacts the
world around you.

Yours,
VB.
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