By Tom Knighton
Let’s say you loan someone your car for the weekend. You don’t need it for whatever reason and they do, so you hand them the keys. It happens.
Now, let’s say that friend gets into an accident and someone is killed. Should you be liable for it?
Of course not. After all, you didn’t do anything wrong. No one should be looking at a lawsuit for what someone else does.
But a Utah lawmaker wants to make it easier to sue people who loan others weapons that are later used in a crime.
Following the death of a University of Utah student, a newly elected state lawmaker wants to make it easier to sue people who loan out guns that are then used in a crime.
No draft has been filed and he is still hashing out the details, but Rep.-elect Andrew Stoddard says the proposal would apply only to those who lend out a firearm on purpose, and not when a gun is stolen or used in self-defense.
“We’re obviously not going to put you on the hook for something you had no control over,” the Midvale Democrat said Thursday on KSL Newsradio’s “Dave and Dujanovic Show.” “This is for cases where …Read the Rest
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