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LAPD officer shot by his son sues gun maker

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CountGlockula, Jul 10, 2008.

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  1. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Member

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    No CA bashing PLEASE.

    http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_2089579.php

     
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  2. 30 cal slob

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    why isn't the officer being charged with child endangerment on two counts - unrestrained in a moving vehicle and leaving a loaded firearm within reach of a young child?

    :scrutiny:
     
  3. ilbob

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    5.5 pounds of pressure on the trigger frequently results in discharges. Thats what it is supposed to do.
     
  4. TCB in TN

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    How was it an accidental shot? Someone pulled the trigger!:uhoh:
     
  5. LiquidTension

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    Ah yes, blame everyone but the person at fault. Standard procedure these days.
     
  6. ilbob

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    Who wants to go after a paralyzed guy?
     
  7. blkbrd666

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    I see a moron who's trying to blame someone else for his own mistakes...typical. He really should have taught the kid how to doubletap. Maybe when he gets done with the gun manufacturer, he can sue the automobile manufacturer for not installing bulletproof seats...or maybe his mom for raising such an idiot.
     
  8. ilbob

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    No doubt his lawyer is telling him this is a way to potentially get set for life. A paralyzed guy does not have as many options as the rest of us, and even such a patently silly lawsuit like this has some chance of success.
     
  9. buzz_knox

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    Did the officer leave the weapon in the backseat or did the 3 year old somehow get the weapon out of the holster without the officer bothering to notice?

    In any event, Glock's lawyers probably flinched when hearing this case was on its way, then relaxed when they saw the facts.
     
  10. Mil-Spec45

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    Why doesn't he sue Hornaday or Federal for making such dangerous paralysis-inducing bullets?
     
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    So the gun functioned exactly as it's supposed to, and the defective part was the guy allowing his kid access to the gun. It's idiots like this that force manufacturers to incorporate features that endanger your safety when you actually need to use the gun.
    Glock: Stop selling to the LAPD. That should make him popular with the officers that aren't mentally deficient.
     
  12. rodngun

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    Sounds kinda like a hot cup of coffee to me...what a MORON.
     
  13. GRB

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    This lawsuit, and the cop filing it, are in my opinion unbelievable in the scope of their arrogance. It is absolutely amazing that the courts would even entertain a suit like this, but hey, that's America.
     
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    This is just a money soak. Hit up all the parties and hope for a settlement. The retail stores can't afford to fight it and the guys lawyer knows a guy in a wheelchair on the stand makes for good PR. They are hoping Glock coughs up a few hundred grand.

    I will drive to Smyrna personally to buy a Glock if this goes to trial. Actually, can I do that anyway? Do they have a FFL on site? I would love to get a G30 straight from the womb...:p
     
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    It'll be interesting to see how this lawsuit plays out, especially since gun manufacturers are shielded from frivolous lawsuits just like this.
     
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    Too bad he did not take it in the back of the skull. It would save glock some money.

    He should take some personal responsibility, but that is astonishingly rare in California.

    -T
     
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    THE CHAIR IS AGAINST THE WALL
    Evidently he was already paralyzed from the neck up.
     
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    The only reason this is even allowed is because is because we don't have common sense laws about lawsuits like this. Looser should have to pay all legal bills of the winner.
     
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    Exactly.



    And can't you not win legal damages if what you did was in commission of a crime?

    Since he was committing the act of child endangerment and unrestrained child in a motor vehicle, shouldn't he not be allowed to profit by law?


    Similar to you rob a bank at gun point, and fall and break your leg in the bank vault, you can't sue the bank for the broken leg, because you were in comission of a crime.



    And, his son pulled the trigger, it went off, that's what it's supposed to do.

    When he bought the gun, he knew that there wasn't any safety on it (besides the Glock's Mickey Mouse trigger safety).


    Not like his son dropped it on the ground and it fired.


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    criminals have successfully sued homeowners when they have hurt themselves while engaged in burglarizing a home.
     
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    Probably looking for the hush-hush out of court bucks.
     
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    You say that as though patently silly lawsuits don't USUALLY have a chance of success in our country.

    I'm sorry- are you a new to the legal system? We reward stupidity regularly.
     
  23. General Geoff

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    I don't think Glock will play the settlement game, they have too much to lose on their reputation. Frankly, it couldn't be easier for them to win this case.

    "The gun is designed so that when the trigger is pulled, the gun discharges. Our firearm performed precisely as designed, and precisely as advertised. Defense motions for dismissal."
     
  24. MakAttak

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    On a pessimistic note, I predict the moron will win.

    Anyone care to make a bet on this?
     
  25. General Geoff

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    I'd take that bet, but I'm not a betting man.


    I think that if Glock decides to go to court, the ruling will turn out very similarly to the Black Talon case.
     
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