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Families Of Shooting Victims Sue Gun Distributors

Family members of some of the people killed or wounded during a 2019 shooting at a California garlic festival are suing the companies that distributed the rifle used in the attack.

Three Dead And At Least 12 Wounded In Mass Shooting At Gilroy Garlic Festival In California

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The suit claims the companies did not take sufficient care to prevent misuse of the firearm.

Two similar lawsuits filed in Vermont in July also allege that manufacturer Century International Arms and Romanian firearm producer ROMARM failed to adopt reasonable safeguards that, “enabled a dangerous individual operating in and around California to legally acquire the firearm in Nevada, take it to California and use it in the attack at the Gilroy Garlic Festival."

Three people were killed and 17 were wounded in the shooting.

"A mass shooting like the Attack in which an individual like the Shooter uses a firearm like the Rifle to inflict catastrophic harm on parties like the Plaintiffs is a natural and foreseeable consequence of Defendants' violations of the relevant standard of care," according to the lawsuit.

Read the full report on CBS News.

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