Andrew Yang: Have Gun Companies Pay A Fine When Their Product Is Used To Kill An American | MSNBC

Andrew Yang: Have Gun Companies Pay A Fine When Their Product Is Used To Kill An American | MSNBC 1


Speaking with Craig Melvin at the #GunSafety2020 Forum, Andrew Yang says that to combat the gun lobby "Ideally, you would have the gun companies themselves have to pay a fine any time their product is used to kill an American." Aired on 10/2/19.
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Andrew Yang: Have Gun Companies Pay A Fine When Their Product Is Used To Kill An American | MSNBC

46 Comments on "Andrew Yang: Have Gun Companies Pay A Fine When Their Product Is Used To Kill An American | MSNBC"

  1. watchingthestuff | October 2, 2019 at 8:39 PM | Reply

    Democracy Dollars are a brilliant idea. #Yang2020

  2. BEST IDEA I’VE EVER HEARD! People who disagree… please give a reason why, don’t just say it’s a stupid idea.

    • Christine Eikeri | October 3, 2019 at 4:33 AM | Reply

      Deez Nuts that’s why he wants to get rid of the power of all lobbyists and give the power to the people through democracy dollar. The will of the people will make laws that are good for the people hopefully, but it is the will of the people and not a few interest groups.

      Then we will pass these laws that enable us to fine manufacturers whose guns are used.

    • Nevyn of OZ 1973 | October 3, 2019 at 8:23 AM | Reply

      @MapleMeHoney See the problem is your neighbour. He/she/they are Ozzies. Ozzies are a lot less shootable than Seppos.

    • SomeDangOutlaw | October 3, 2019 at 11:16 AM | Reply

      Dirty Saint just FYI if you watch the entire interview he talks at length about fixing the conditions that create mass shooters. Such as the FD creating better, less stressed households and mentally stronger boys. Schools currently not designed to cope with neurologically atypical kids etc.

      The reason this policy makes sense for Yang is that his entire platform is about aligning corporate interests with the best interests of society. The idea of internalizing externalities is fundamental.

    • @Marcus Harrison We did. We force car manufacturers to change all the time. Seat belts, air bags, emission standards, why can’t we force the gun companies to make safer weapons? Like require them to put devices in the gun in which only the owner can fire the weapon? Would that not be reasonable?

  3. America’s next president- YANG GANG😎

  4. dashka jospitre | October 2, 2019 at 8:56 PM | Reply

    Omg I love this guy i pray he wins the democratic nomination

  5. Sasha Da Masta | October 2, 2019 at 9:35 PM | Reply

    finally, a president talking about high school level economics: externalities. In the USA, petrol isn’t taxed (it is subsidised, in fact), yet climate change becomes an issue not included in the price. In many EU countries, this is counterbalanced by having a tax to “pay” for the externality, de-incentivise people from buying the product and therefore diminishing the problems in the future (even though gas is so cheap in many other parts too so what is even the point almost, but still) (climate change isn’t a yes or no, it is a gradient. every bit of help counts in diminishing the maximum amount of problems our descendants will get, even if marginal).

    • What my high school did you go to? I went to a good one and even then they never covered this.. Heck I have economics major friends that don’t know after you run a deficit that you must raise taxes to pay that debt down.

    • Sasha Da Masta | October 3, 2019 at 2:01 AM | Reply

      E V1 actually yeah, I did the IB in Europe so you could say Western Europe. But I also read some AP books to get extra free credit for low level classes in an American college. I read an AP economics book for a CLEP test and it’s pretty much the same as IB economics. IB and AP are high school stuff equivalents.

    • Sasha Da Masta | October 3, 2019 at 2:03 AM | Reply

      triad6425 I went to one in Europe, and did the IB. It’s pretty much the same as AP class, so that’s high school level.

      Well I mean Keynesian economics is a matter of opinion so even though it’s taught in IB and AP maybe others took a different path and their college teachers didn’t think it was important.

  6. TheTruth Hurts | October 2, 2019 at 9:37 PM | Reply

    Are they mostly lobbyists in the audience? It should be some serious applause to this man when he spoke of those solutions.

    • It is actually surprising that a lot of people do not know how the government work and the power lobbyist have.

    • TheTruth Hurts | October 2, 2019 at 11:42 PM | Reply

      @purefatdude2 I see the full conversation from other site (because MSNBC hard drive is too full to upload the full sigment) & obviously MSNBC cut the applause part lol… typical.

    • @TheTruth Hurts Yeah, they cut before the applause, it was pretty big.

  7. BladeMasterz916 | October 2, 2019 at 9:42 PM | Reply

    All other candidates just want to react to the gun violence, Yang is trying to prevent the next generations from becoming future shooters. Attack it from multiple angles! Including making homes stronger, going after guns manufacturers, NRA, lobbyist, corruption!!!

    • Steven Jon Lee | October 3, 2019 at 9:29 AM | Reply

      it’s the dem dollars that sets him apart. everyone knows what has to be done. but corruption is blocking it. no one, and i mean no one, is talking about how to flush out big money.

  8. absolutely brilliant. this would raise the incentive for gun manufacturers to produce safer firearms!

  9. Yang is willing to listen to the people and try to come up with the best solutions. Answering this question is never going to make everyone happy. I trust Yang more then anyone to come up with the best solutions backed by reason. Obviously what we’re doing now isn’t working, it’s time for new fresh ideas. Yang2020 🧢

  10. Wow. A candidate has never made more sense than this

  11. this guy.. makes too much sense.. he is really making america think harder !!

  12. No nonsense, smart, creative solutions with clear, rational thinking and reasoning that’s empathic. This is typical Andrew Yang.

  13. How many Americans are aware of the fact that the meaning behind the 2nd Amendment has been twisted over the years thanks to the lobbying efforts of gun activists?

    “Before the year 1960, no law articles opining on the Second Amendment had ever supported the “individual right” view. None at all. By 1970, that had grown to three articles, compared to 22 supporting the “collective right” interpretation.”

    And now everyone is arguing based on this twisted interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.


  14. This guy is such a progressive thinker, he’s like a breath of fresh air.

  15. Democracy dollars alone would be a reason to vote for Yang

  16. Very well spoken sir! The only candidate to actually talk about solutions and how they will actually result in a safer environment!

  17. [President-to-be] Andrew Yang is just what America and the world needs.

    • I don’t think they’re ready for him yet. But they will get there eventually, hopefully soon.

    • Exion Studios | October 3, 2019 at 7:18 AM | Reply

      @nailbiter BECAUSE YOU YANKS ARE SUPER SLOW!!! WAKE the F UP! We in the old colonies have already had someone like Yang. Ramaphosa in South Africa is ours… Arden in New Zealand… etc etc etc etc… WAKE UP!!! it’s because you have republicans… what we in the old colonies DO NOT HAVE

    • @Exion Studios Get it but the U.S. is 1,000 times larger than the entire old colonies combined together. So it takes time. Take it easy.

  18. Dang this is the first time a solution is brought up. Nothing was done during Bush, Obama or Trump.

  19. Aditya Priyadarshi | October 3, 2019 at 3:07 AM | Reply

    I just love how he thinks in terms of aligning incentives of virtually opposed parties towards a common goal!

  20. How dare Andrew Yang make so much sense. It’s like he has faith in Americans to make the right decisions. #MakeAmericaThinkHarder

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