Court: Gunmakers Immune In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Courthouse News reports:

The Nevada Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that state law grants immunity to gun makers and sellers from lawsuits pertaining to the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. The court ruled the text of the law and the legislative history shield the gun companies from most liability, even if the guns at issue are proven to be illegal. The justices said the law could be changed by the Legislature but could not be altered by the judiciary.

The 20-page ruling stems from a federal suit brought by James and Ann-Marie Parsons, the parents of a woman killed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival massacre in October 2017. They sued Colt’s Manufacturing Company and others claiming the AR-15 weapons, which shooter Stephen Paddock used to kill 60 people and injure hundreds more in a matter of minutes, violated federal and state bans on machine guns.

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