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Smith & Wesson sued over link to July 4 parade mass shooting

4 monthes ago   |   By Politico

CHICAGO - Survivors of the mass shooting at a suburban Chicago Independence Day parade and family members of those killed filed 11 lawsuits Wednesday against the manufacturer of the rifle used in the attack, accusing gun-maker Smith & Wesson of illegally targeting its ads at young men at risk of committing mass violence. The sweeping effort by dozens of victims of the Highland Park shooting, anti-gun violence advocates and private attorneys announced Wednesday is the latest bid to hold gun manufacturers accountable for a mass killing despite broad protections for the industry in federal...
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Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson sued over link to Highland Park July 4 parade mass shooting

Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson sued over link to Highland Park July 4 parade mass shooting

4 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. - The gun-maker Smith & Wesson illegally targeted young men at risk of violence with ads for firearms - including the 22-year-old gunman accused of opening fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago and killing seven people, according to several lawsuits filed Wednesday in Illinois.
The lawsuits filed by people wounded while attending the Highland Park parade and the estates of several victims are the latest bid by victims of mass shootings to hold gun manufacturers accountable, despite broad protections for the industry in federal law.
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