the UNITED states'role as søgsmålenes paradise denied.
Now it is the world-renowned weapons manufacturer Smith & Wesson, which is liable to be pulled in the court as partly responsible for the fatal hate-motivated attack on synagogue Chabad of Poway in the california town north of San Diego 27. april 2019.
It reports Los Angeles Times.
The then-19-year-old student nurse, John T. Earnest, is charged with hate crime and to have shot and murdered the 60-year-old woman Lori Gilbert-Kaye with two shots in the back and wounded several others.
Here is the drabssigtede John T. Earnest photographed during a court hearing. He had the luck to buy it supposed gerningsvåben, even though he by law was too young. Photo: Nelvin C. Cepeda/Ritzau Scanpix
It had been with a semi-automatic Smith & Wesson rifle of the model M&P 15 Sport II. His motive was to be a fierce hatred directed against the jewish and muslim communities in the UNITED states.
Skudangrebet and the perpetrator's whereabouts was perpetuated in detail by a surveillance camera. But the young man rejects the charges. He risks the death penalty if he is found guilty.
But the criminal case does not satisfy the people behind the gun control organization, the Brady Legal. On behalf of several victims, which among other counts an eight-year-old girl, they have now sued Smith & Wesson for having shown 'criminal negligence'.
The sifted teeager beat even the alarm after the shooting during a påskehøjtidelighed. He was subsequently arrested without drama.
Brady Legal notes, to gerningsvåbnet were deliberately designed in a way so that it could be easily changed in violation of the rules and operate fully automatically.
Smith & Wesson blamed at the same time, to have marketed the rifle, so it especially with Brady Legals words could appeal to the 'impulsive young men with military complexes'. Enthusiasts that could be particularly motivated to be attracted to precisely the kind of weapon.
the Organization of the plaintiff in addition to a concrete weapons-business to have have sold the rifle to John T. Earnest, which at the time was too young to buy weapons.
It was a rifle of this type, the offender used in the attack in Poway in april 2019. Photo: PR-photo
Finally sued the drabssigtede husband's parents for lack of vigilance, and two california departments, in order to accept a perfunctory background checks on the now drabssigtede man.
It is the applicant's hope that the cases in addition to a financial compensation to the victims can force the arms industry to change the practice, so that civilian americans are becoming harder to buy deadly firearms.
--------- SPLIT ELEMENT ---------Parents: Raised to reject hatred
The murderous attack on the synagogue in Poway took place in connection with a påskehøjtidelighed. John T. Earnest filmed parts of the shooting and the subsequent beating he even 911-alarm from his mobile phone.
He was shortly after arrested without drama on a nearby highway.
John T. Earnest, so far with impunity, but has since also been charged with being behind an arson attack against a mosque in the area a month earlier. He had allegedly bought the gun two weeks before the shooting in Poway.
The young man's actions got very much behind in his family and social network. John T. Earnests parents stated that their son had been raised to reject hatred'.
- Our son was influenced by people we don't know and whose ideas we do not share, explained the last year, in a joint statement.
Before skudangrebet laid John T. Earnest, a manifest out on social media, where he openly expressed a strong antipathy against the jews and the muslims. It was too late intercepted by the police, the FBI.