(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) A victim in the New York City Brooklyn subway shooting earlier this year has decided to sue gun manufacturer Glock, Inc. for the injuries that she sustained from the shooter.
James has been documented as a black nationalist, and there are many examples of him engaging in radical rhetoric. He used “black nationalist rhetoric, violent language, and bigoted comments” on social media prior to the shooting, according to the Associated Press.
But shooting victim Ilene Steur is suing Glock Inc., the gun manufacturer of the model that James allegedly used during the shooting.
According to Steur’s lawyer, Glock is guilty of “creating and maintaining a public nuisance in the State of New York.”
Further, the lawyer suggested that Glock has over the course of years marketed its products to potential criminals and those who listen to rap music.
“Glock strategically advertises its products through placement in movies and rap music,” which has the side effect of making guns more appealing to “prospective purchasers with criminal intent.”
The case calls gun violence “a frightening yet predictable part of modern life.”
Despite knowing of the dangers of firearms, Glock allegedly sells its products to “individuals unfit to operate,” and is therefore responsible for the shootings.
Moreover, the victim’s lawyer suggested that Glock, along with other gun manufacturers, must be held accountable by Americans for the users that violent criminals make of their products.
“The lawsuit is an effort to hold accountable to a victim a gun manufacturer whose marketing strategies we allege, results in guns being put in the hands of those who kill and maim innocent victims,” they wrote.
“Those who manufacture and distribute guns have a moral responsibility to work with government to end the epidemic of gun violence and mass killings in our county.”