OK, fun little deflection. Let’s travel a bit down that rabbit hole, shall we? But let’s not get lost as we do.
Of course Ford Motor Company is held responsible if their vehicle causes an accident due to manufacturing defects. There is no law requiring background checks before owning a car, but there is a requirement for background checks for driving a car - not a background check for criminal behavior, but a background check that you have passed your drivers’ tests, written and practical, and that you have sufficient vision to operate a car. So why don’t we have a law against selling a car to someone unqualified to operate it? It is because there are other safeguards in place that accomplishes the same goal, like the fact that a person can be stopped and required to show a valid driver’s license if he is driving erratically or violated a traffic sign. And since cars are operated in a much more public manner than guns, such encounters are more likely. It is hard to conceal carry a car. It is very visible. Now that I have ventured this far down the rabbit hole, I’m going to retrace my steps, and when I get to the surface I’m going to fill it in with concrete, never to visit it again. So don’t invite me to go down there again.