Maybe this move to legal responsibility ain't so new. I read that H&R put stiff
trigger springs in handguns after a tradegy involving a child BEFORE 1900. During this time Iver Johnson started the " hammer the hammer " system and the safety trigger that glock and others use today. Grip safeties on SA pistols and the lever safety on lever actions also date from this era. Could it be that gun manufacters feel an obligation to protect the public from themselves? I bought a new Taurus 94 that had a trigger pull from hell. It is breaking in nicely to a smooth but stiff trigger. I like this. Stiff guns may be more child proof than those with trigger locks. The barrel warnings don't bother me a bit.