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USA: Parents of accidental shooting victim file lawsuit against gun manufacturer & seller over alleged violation of safety rules

Author: KDKA, CBS Pittsburgh (USA), Published on: 26 March 2018

"Parents Of Teen Shot And Killed By Friend File Wrongful Death Lawsuit", 20 March 2018

...James J.R. Gustafson, 13, lost his life in an accidental shooting at a home in Mt. Pleasant.  His parents...want to see gun manufacturers take the necessary safety precautions needed before guns are placed in the hands of its owners.  Both Mark and Leah Gustafson filed the lawsuit on ...against Springfield Armory and Saloom Department Store.  They’re the manufacturer and seller of the gun that killed Gustafson...Iverson is one of the attorneys...“This accident was foreseeable and it was fully preventable with safety mechanisms, with warnings and the manufacturers didn’t take those steps,” said Iverson.  Gustafson was killed...when his friend John Burnsworth...pulled the trigger.  The lawsuit states that Burnsworth thought the gun wasn’t loaded when he picked it up because the magazine was removed...Iverson said the gun’s loaded chamber indicator was barely noticeable, whereas she said it should have had a noticeable warning indicator...Once Springfield Armory and Saloom Department Store are served this lawsuit, they will have 20 days to respond...

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