A gun maker and a gun shop are detailed as defendants in a enormous $27 billion class actions lawsuit set to be filed on behalf of parents of sufferers slain in the Robb Primary School mass shooting within Uvalde, Texas.
Announced Sunday, the families represented by the Regulation Offices of Bonner & Bonner are seeking to hold the litany of defendants liable for the shooting that claimed the lives of 19 young children and two school staffers, including several town, state and federal law enforcement agencies which usually simultaneously failed to stop gunman Salvador Ramos back in Might.
According to San Antonio-area ABC affiliate KSAT , the lawsuit lists Robb Elementary school police, former college district police chief Pete Arredondo, Uvalde city police, Uvalde county sheriffs, the Texas Rangers, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the US Border Patrol as defendants.
Gun manufacturer Daniel Protection, which made the weapon used during the shooting, and the Oasis Outback gun store, which legally sold Ramos the gun he used, are also listed as defendants.
“ You will see some institutional defendants too, such as school board or even such as City Council or such as the City of the Uvalde, ” attorney Charles Bonner told KSAT.
Bonner claimed the lawsuit was being filed to “ serve the community. ”
“ What we intend to do (is) to help provide this community, and that is to file a $27 billion civil rights lawsuit under the United States Constitution, one-of-a-kind in the whole world, ” he told KSAT.
The lawyer argued law enforcement agencies ignored the US Constitution’s 14th Amendment by starving people of life.
“ People have the right to life under the 14th Modification and what we’ve seen the following is that the law enforcement agencies have shown a deliberate conscious overlook of the life, ” Bonner said.
Bonner says the nearly $30 billion price tag will guarantee what happened in Uvalde, exactly where several police units were caught on camera hesitating for over an hour to confront the shooter, never occurs again.
“ Everyone in this world are harming and bleeding about what is happening here in Uvalde. And it’s as much as us to make sure it doesn’t take place again, ” Bonner said.
The lawyer did not elaborate on how the gun store which followed all protocols in selling the firearm, or the gun maker had any responsibility in the shooting.
The Daily Caller reports Daniel Defense and Oasis Outback did not respond to requests designed for comment. The US Border Patrol and the City of Uvalde stated they would not comment on impending litigation.
Attorneys say they’ll file the suit in September following the Justice Department concludes their particular investigation into the shooting.
The lawsuit’s concentrating on of Daniel Defense is definitely reminiscent of the wrongful demise suit filed by Exotic Hook victims’ parents against Remington Arms company within 2014 that resulted within a landmark $73 million arrangement to nine victims’ households seven years later.
The suit provides gun control group Uvalde Strong for Gun Protection demanded the Oasis Outback gun shop stop promoting “ assault rifles” plus ammunition, or face protests outside their store.