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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Witnesses of Las Vegas Shooting File Suit Against Manufacturers of Bump Stocks

Witnesses to the mass shooting in Las Vegas have filed a would-be class action lawsuit against manufacturers of bump stocks, the device used by shooter Stephen Paddock to accelerate gunfire from his semi-automatic weapon.  Causes of action include negligence, infliction of emotional distress, products liability, and public nuisance.  The suit seeks a court-supervised psychological monitoring program for the class plaintiffs, paid for by defendants, as well as punitive damages.  The ABA Journal has details.

Do bump stocks fall under the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act? Bloomberg

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