Family of Woman Killed in Las Vegas Shooting Files Lawsuit Against Gun Makers

The family of a woman killed during the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas filed a lawsuit Tuesday against eight gun makers and three dealers, claiming the guns’ design makes it easy for them to be modified to fire like automatic weapons, the Associated Press reports.

The lawsuit names Colt’s Manufacturing LLC, seven other manufacturers, and gun shops in Nevada and Utah. The lawsuit says that these places had a “reckless lack of regard for public safety” through their advertisements of the firearms “as military weapons and signaling the weapon’s ability to be simply modified” to fire continuously, a violation of both state and federal law, the AP reports.

The suit was filed by the family of 31-year-old Carrie Parsons, who was one of the 58 people killed when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 people from the high-rise Mandalay Bay casino and resort before fatally shooting himself.

Source: Las Vegas massacre: Parents of victim Carrie Parsons sue makers of military-style rifles used in attack – CBS News

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