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The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that gunmakers are not responsible for the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas because the companies have immunity, citing a state law shielding manufacturers from liability.
The court unanimously decided in favor of Colt Manufacturing Co., Sportsman’s Warehouse and other gun manufacturers in a 2019 lawsuit brought by the parents of one woman killed in the Las Vegas shooting, according to a local NBC station.
The article goes on to state the following:
The family of Carrie Parsons, of Seattle, alleged the manufacturers were liable because they knowingly violated several state and federal laws by selling guns that could be modified by bump stocks to shoot automatically.
Judge Kristina Pickering ruled that the court cannot overrule state law which shields the manufacturers from any responsibility.
“We in no way underestimate the profound public policy issues presented or the horrific tragedy the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting inflicted,” Pickering wrote in the ruling. “But this is an area the Legislature has occupied extensively. If civil liability is to be imposed against firearm manufacturers and distributors in the position of the gun companies in this case, that decision is for the Legislature, not this court.”
“We urge the legislature to act if it did not mean to provide immunity in situations like this one,” Pickering added.
— The Hill (@thehill) December 4, 2021
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