Skip to comments.Familiy files lawsuit against gunmaker in teen's death
Posted on 12/10/2013 4:53:08 AM PST by DJ Taylor
The family of a Charlotte teenager who was shot and killed outside a Chadbourn home in December 2011 has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the weapon.
Jasmin Thar, 16, died after being shot Dec. 23, 2011, while standing outside a relative's home. Two other women were injured by the same bullet.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in Mecklenburg County Superior Court. It is seeking damages from Remington, the maker of the Model 700 rifle that fired from inside a neighbor's home, killing the teenager.
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"The Model 700, including its trigger mechanism, has been free of any defect since it was first produced and, despite any careless reporting to the contrary, the gun's use by millions of Americans has proven it to be a safe, trusted and reliable rifle."
IMHO, Remington won't dare to let this go before a jury and will settle out of court.
... so “guns” now have a life of their own and fire whenever they feel like it? Did no one pull the trigger? Did no one aim the rifle?
No they will not. That’s economic suicide to let it be known they can be extorted by lies. Every case of this nature prior the extortionists has lost. You do not stay in business long setting the precedent that your product is inherently dangerous
Just like the suv. It just drives where it wants and hits what and whom it desires.
The same logic should have put all car manufacturers out of business a LOOOOOONG time ago........
The UNLOADED gun fired itself, taking aim at three victims across the street.
More kids drown than are killed by guns so when will they sue God for making water?
She have better luck suing the builder of the house for building such sub-standard walls.
Remington will fight it. They have to. Cutting a deal would open them up to additional extortion efforts in the future. This has been tried before time and time again and has never worked. Remington will win.
This reminds me of when NBC set bombs in trucks to demonstrate that they spontaneously burst into flames.
I believe there is already a Federal Law covering this sort of thing.
It’s like with ladders, post enough warning stickers and messages and you’re covered against accidents and idiots.
Remington failed its responsibility to make only safe bullets. Yes?
If they settle then a week later they'll be faced with a thousand similar lawsuits. They don't have a choice but to fight this one and win.
This is a known Remington defect. While my own Remington 700 has never fired itself, even when loaded, over the 40 years I have owned it, many of those rifles have fired despite being unloaded and not having a finger on the trigger. That's why I was happy when mine was lost in the Great Boating Accident of 2012 - I finally felt safe from that dreadful danger.
Car makers should be out of business, using CNBC's logic!
I, too, owned a Model 700 before another Tragic Boating Accident. It had a single stage trigger with a really light, crisp pull, making it a joy to shoot. That also made it, and every one like it, capable of discharging quite easily if carelessly handled.
I know there are mad dog supporters of the model 700 here on F.R. That is fine with me, as for me a Ruger model 77 is by fare a better weapon. Plus Ruger will recall a weapon so fast it will make your head swim. Have had 3 of there weapon that were recalled 1. Bearcat .22 2. Mark 1 .22 3. P-85 9mm. You could say that’s a lot of recalls in 40 years but I say good on you Ruger. Have not seen the recall on the Remington 700 yet. As I’ve sold all these weapons I feel good that they were in good order and safe.
all it takes is yet another unworthy judge to disregard the law.