"The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
I saw this sig line on a post that I will not name and it really got me to thinking about the guilt of the mamufacturer. I agree totally with the thought behind the quote and feel that the gun maker bear no guilt in most cases but consider this. What if someone comes to you and asks you to build a bomb for them and you aske for what. They say that they are going to blow up someone and you and they go through with it. A person is killed, so do you, as the manufacturer, bear some of the blame on this. I realize this is an apples vs. oranges deal but not necessarily completely.
I once had someone call me to find out how to tap a telephone. I told them it was illegal but they said they weren't going to use it. Next think I knew I was about to be involved in the middle of a divorce lawsuit. The above quote makes sense but what if the sword maker is making one for a women to kill her husband and he knows what it it intended for? Anyone remember the one in the "Kill Bill" movie?