Brooklyn Subway Shooting Victim Sues Gun Maker Glock

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    The Facts

    • Brooklyn, NY resident Ilene Steur, 49, who was shot by accused gunman Frank James on Apr. 12, is suing gun manufacturing company Glock after one of their guns was allegedly used in the attack.

    • The suit accuses Glock of improperly marketing firearms with an emphasis on their high capacity, easy concealment, and other features that "appeal to purchasers with criminal intent."


    The Spin

    Left narrative

    The plainest way to impose a cost on the gun manufacturing industry is to repeal the irresponsible PLCAA and subject the industry to liability. This would begin to compel the firearms industry to bear actual, constant, and proportional costs of its reckless overproduction and marketing of guns.

    Right narrative

    Lawsuits and laws like this will drive the industry out of business, which has been the left's goal all along. It's not even true that the PLCAA gives the gun manufacturing industry immunity from lawsuits altogether. This couldn't be further from the truth, as, like car manufacturers, companies can be sued for selling a product that results in injury.


    Political split

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