Gunmaker, Gun Shop Sued In CA Synagogue Shooting

Law & Crime reports:

A gun control group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the victims and survivors of the 2019 Poway Synagogue shooting. Both the manufacturer and dealer of the weapon that was allegedly used in the attack are named among many defendants.

Attorneys with gun control group Brady United filed the complaint against American Outdoor Brands Corporation, the parent company for gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson. They’re also going after San Diego Guns, the dealer that allegedly sold defendant John T. Earnest the rifle used in the shooting.

The plaintiffs assert the Smith & Wesson rifle could easily be changed into an assault weapon or to fire automatically. They say the gun “was marketed in violation of California’s unfair business practices law, in a manner attractive to customers like the shooter — young men predisposed to violence.”