It turns out guns do shoot people, as I already warned here.
The latest news broke in December 2022:
Highly-trained local, state and federal law enforcement officers, as well as experienced military veterans, are among 20 victims wounded by their “dangerously defective” Sig Sauer P320 pistols who just filed an unprecedented lawsuit against the maker of the controversial firearm as a result of their guns firing uncommanded, according to Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C., attorneys for the victims. The filing (Armendariz et. al. v. Sig Sauer, Inc. USDC, New Hampshire No.1:22-cv-00536) is the latest, and by far largest P320 lawsuit against Sig Sauer on behalf of injured victims; filed late yesterday, it details each unintended, un-commanded firing and wounding of the users, and the life-altering consequences. The documented incidents occurred across more than one dozen states.
It’s hard to put the case any better than the news release itself.
Attorney Robert W. Zimmerman of SMB said following the filing, “These men and women were highly trained officers, veterans, and responsible and safety-conscious gun users who put their trust in Sig Sauer, unaware that the gun they used to serve was a danger to themselves and anyone around them. We intend to prove that the Sig Sauer P320 is without question the most dangerous pistol on the market in the United States.” He added, “The P320 literally puts those who carry the gun in the line of fire, and we’ve seen time and again the devastating results of the gun’s safety defects and corporate deception.”
Attorney Robert J. Mongeluzzi of SMB said, “The Plaintiffs were misled by Sig Sauer, literally falling victim to the dangerously designed and manufactured P320 they believed could not fire on its own. To a person, they also believe in our justice system and that the only way to stop Sig Sauer from continuing to sell this dangerous weapon is through the courts.” “It is cruelly ironic that this dangerous weapon was marketed to the protectors of our freedom, and fails in its essential purpose – to protect those who protect us,” said Mongeluzzi.