FACT PATTERN FOR QUESTION 7
Two twelve year old children are playing at one child’s home when they find that the parents have accidentally left unlocked the cabinet in which a loaded gun is kept. One child carefully shows the other how the clip is removed, making the gun “safe.” He demonstrates by pointing the gun at his friend and pulling the trigger. The bullet in the chamber (not in the clip) severely injures his friend.
Prepare an expert engineer argument for the court on why or why not the gun’s manufacturer should be held responsible for a “defectively designed product.” Limit to one-half page. ANSWER WHY OR WHY NOT — NOT BOTH – DO NOT INCLUDE 2ND AMENDMENT CONSIDERATIONS (stripping the Court of power to decide this matter based upon common law) IN YOUR ANSWER. (HINT – treat this the same as you would a nail gun or staple gun.)