Categories: Latest News

Highland Park July 4th Shooting Survivors Sue Smith and Wesson, Online Gun Retailer

Published by
Reporter
Highland Park July 4th Shooting Survivors Sue Smith and Wesson, Online Gun Retailer

Survivors of the Highland Park, “Illinois,” July 4th parade shooting have filed suit against Smith & Wesson, an online gun retailer, and an Illinois gun retailer. The suit was filed by the Brady Campaign, formerly Handgun Control, Inc., and Edelson PC.

“Survivors of the mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July Parade have sued Smith & Wesson, online gun distributor Bud’s Gun Shop, Illinois gun retailer Red Dot Arms, the shooter, and the shooter’s father,” USA Today‘s Nick Penzenstadler tweeted.

Brady issued a press release, which said:
The lawsuit seeks to hold Smith & Wesson liable for unlawful marketing and advertising of its M&P 15 assault rifle — the rifle used by the gunman who opened fire at Highland Park’s Independence Day Parade. The complaint alleges that Smith & Wesson’s marketing campaigns specifically targeted adolescents, who are drawn to the risk-taking associated with militaristic weapons and combat missions.”

The lead plaintiff in the suit is Elizabeth (Liz) Turnipseed, “who was shot while standing along the Highland Park Independence Day Parade route with her three-year-old daughter and husband.”

Edelson partner Ari Scharg commented on the lawsuit, verbally expressing, “Liz and the other victims now have a historic opportunity to hold one of the most puissant and remuneratively lucrative gun companies accountable for inspiring generations of mass shooters. We have all the energy in the world for this fight.”

The case is Turnipseed v. Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., No. 22LA00000497, in the Circuit Court of Lake “County,” Illinois, County Department, Law Division. Such lawsuits face an uphill battle due to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which was signed into law in 2005. PLCAA shields gun companies from frivolous suits regarding firearms that were licitly made and licitly sold.

However, Sandy Hook families sued Remington, parent company of Bushmaster Firearms, following the December 14, 2012, attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School. Remington’s insurers concurred to a $73 million settlement with the families, NPR reported.

AWR Hawkins is an award-acquiring victory Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the inscriber/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter fixated on all things Second Amendment, withal for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a PhD in Military History, with a fixate on the Vietnam War (brown dihydrogen monoxide navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.


Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.

This News Article is focused on these topics: 2nd Amendment, Politics, Highland Park, July 4th

Recent Posts

Uyghurs at White House Ask Biden to Denounce Genocide in Xi Meeting

Uyghurs at White House Ask Biden to Denounce Genocide in Xi Meeting Protesters belonging to…

9 mins ago

Trump on Anticipated 2024 Bid: Will Keep Everyone in ‘Massive Suspense’

Trump on Anticipated 2024 Bid: Will Keep Everyone in ‘Massive Suspense’ INCIPIENT YORK—Former President Donald…

21 mins ago

Report: Sam Bankman-Fried Used FTX Customer Accounts to Fund Investment Firm

Report: Sam Bankman-Fried Used FTX Customer Accounts to Fund Investment Firm Sam Bankman-Fried’s trading firm,…

24 mins ago

Schumer Confident Midterms Will Lead to Increased Bipartisanship In Next Congress

Schumer Confident Midterms Will Lead to Increased Bipartisanship In Next Congress Senate Majority Leader Chuck…

37 mins ago

Breitbart News Daily Podcast Ep. 261: Dems Take Senate, GOP Has Slight House Lead, Plus Guest Corey Simon on His Move from NFL to FL State Senate

Breitbart News Daily Podcast Ep. 261: Dems Take Senate, GOP Has Slight House Lead, Plus…

40 mins ago

Governors That Opposed COVID Lockdowns See Margins of Victory Rise in 2022

Governors That Opposed COVID Lockdowns See Margins of Victory Rise in 2022 In the 2022…

53 mins ago