West Bloomfield, Michigan (AP) — Parents of a teenager injured in a shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan sued a store that sold a pistol that killed four students and injured six. I am.
A complaint filed Tuesday in federal court in Detroit on behalf of Matthew and Mary Mueller accuses Acme Shooting Goods LLC of negligently or illegally supplying guns through a straw sale.
According to officials, James Cranby bought the 9 mm semi-automatic pistol used in the November 30 shooting as an early Christmas gift for his then 15-year-old son Ethan.
According to the proceedings, Ethan accompanied his father to the Acme shooting equipment a few days before the shooting and “engaged in further action or made one or more statements in the store to further indicate that the Acme gun was intended.” It states.
According to the proceedings, Acme Shooting Goods was obliged to train, supervise and monitor employees to identify and prevent so-called “straw purchases”.
Purchasing straw When a person buys a gun and sells or transfers it to someone who is prohibited from owning the gun.
Employees of Lapia’s gun shop declined to comment on Wednesday’s proceedings.
Mueller’s son had a gunshot wound on his hand and face. He was one of six students and a teacher who was injured in a shooting at a school about 30 miles (50 km) north of Detroit.
Ethan Cranby, now 16 years old, has been charged as an adult for murder and terrorism. Faced with trial in January.. James Cranby and his wife, Jennifer, were accused of providing access to the gun to their son. Waiting for trial Unintentional manslaughter.
“When a gun dealer enters the business of selling guns, everything related to all standards of reasonable care to keep the gun out of the hands of criminals, boys and dangerous parties. We are obliged to comply with the state and / or federal firearms law of the United States. There is a high probability of misuse of firearms, “the Muellers lawsuit said.
The Connecticut Gunshop was named in a lawsuit against gunmaker Remington following a 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 26 people. Nancy Lanza purchased the assault-style rifle used by her son Adam Lanza in her shooting.
The store was later withdrawn from the proceedings when the judge dismissed the complaint against Remington in 2016. Judges most often quoted federal law that protects firearm manufacturers from liability. The Connecticut Supreme Court later reinstated the proceedings against Remington on the question of whether to be held accountable for how to sell Bushmaster rifles. In February, the Remington and Sandy Hook families agreed to a $ 73 million settlement in the proceedings.
Founded in 1816, Remington, one of the country’s oldest gun makers, filed for a second bankruptcy in 2020, and its assets were later sold to several companies. After the shooting at school, manufacturers were squeezed by lawsuits and restrictions on retail sales.
The Muellers proceedings do not include damages. It also bears the names of the Oxford Community School District, its former supervisors and other officials.
Millions of other dollar proceedings filed after the shooting It says that violence can be prevented.
The morning of shooting School officials met After the teacher found a picture of a gun, a bullet, and a person who appeared to be shot, with Ethan Cranby and his parents, with the message “My life is useless” and “The world is dead”. ..
Crumbleys refused to take his son home and Ethan was allowed to stay in school. The gun was in his backpack, but was not searched.
Matthew and Mary Mueller said in a statement, “We have filed this proceeding to prevent the sale of this gun and the failure at both our schools that made it possible.” .. “Families and communities do not have to experience this pain, and children do not have to live with it for the rest of their lives.”