December 04, 2007

Aiding and Abetting

Do I have this right? Florida courts have long rejected the argument that gun wholesalers are at all responsible for any murders committed with the weapons they sell. But, as The New York Times reports today, if a 20-year-old in Florida lends some friends his car one morning, and they end up killing someone, he can be convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole?
-- Brad Plumer 11:28 AM || ||