Family of North Carolina Teen Killed by Stray Bullet Sues Gunmaker

December 11, 2013
Gun

  • December 11, 2013 at 11:46 am
    SWFL Agent says:
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    I don’t own a gun (not against them) but isn’t checking for bullets before cleaning a gun the first item on the “gun cleaning” checklist?

    • December 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm
      Jon says:
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      I am a gun-owner, and yes, the first thing you do is make sure the damn weapon is unloaded!

      The negligence is clearly on the part of the gun owner.

      I agree with Scott. They are clearly trying to go after deeper pockets, and the manufacturer will likely settle (depending on trial venue) to avoid potential awards.

      • December 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm
        I agree, Jon says:
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        I sure hope they don’t cave & settle before trial. This should be one where they suck up the legal expenses & try it.

  • December 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm
    Scott says:
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    I totally agree, SWFL; it is the gun owner’s fault and his fault only.

    Apparently the gun owner’s homeowners policy doesn’t have big enough limits to go after, so with the (greedy) advice of the attorney, they’re going after the big bucks and hoping for a settlement. If only the court would make the attorney cover all costs when they lose this one.

  • December 12, 2013 at 1:48 pm
    jack says:
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    Surprised Travon’s parents have not sued Snapple and skittles yet.

  • December 12, 2013 at 1:58 pm
    Steve says:
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    I am also a gun owner and, YES, the gun should always be checked before cleaning, storing, carrying etc. to ensure it is unloaded. You also never point a gun in a direction which you are not willing to shoot it unless you are certain it is empty. Not the gunmaker’s fault. The owner should be held accountable for his negligence.

  • December 16, 2013 at 11:25 am
    Al says:
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    Jack: “Surprised Travon’s parents have not sued Snapple and skittles yet.”

    But they do have a publicist now. You know, to assist with the grieving process.

  • December 16, 2013 at 11:35 am
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    So…Not only does the surviving family believe the careless & liable shooter who blames the gun instead of himself for not removing the ammo 1st, but believes it enough to endeavor in a losing law suit.

    What kind of elexir-selling, ambulance chasing lawyer thought this was a good idea? He/she must be hurting for cases, or likes to lose.

  • December 18, 2013 at 10:11 am
    Joel says:
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    I thought gun manufacturers were exempt from any and all liability associated with their products. Given that the NRA owns law-making congress, it should be safe to assume there will be no legal ramifications to the company. I do agree, however, this appears to clearly be gun owner negligence.



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