Gun Group Says No Basis For Vegas Shooting Suit

Jul 4, 2019, 5:38 AM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:04 pm

A small group prays at a makeshift memorial with 58 white crosses, one for each victim, on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, October 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On October 1, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, killing 58 people and injuring more than 450. The massacre is one of the deadliest mass shooting events in U.S. history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) – A firearms industry trade group says there’s no legal basis for a lawsuit filed in Las Vegas against gun manufacturers by the family of a woman killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation said Wednesday the criminal who opened fire on the Las Vegas Strip on Oct. 1, 2017 killing 58 and wounding hundreds more is responsible.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed in Las Vegas Tuesday says eight national gun makers and three dealers in Nevada and Utah are liable for a Seattle woman’s death because the AR-15 style rifles could be easily modified to fire like automatic weapons.

Shooting foundation vice president Lawrence G. Keane says it’s wrong to blame the makers of non-defective products that were sold legally.

The family of a woman killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history says they know they’re in an uphill battle after suing gun manufacturers.

Carrie Parsons’ mother said Wednesday that “somebody has got to do something because the carnage continues.”

Ann-Marie and James Parsons of suburban Seattle sued late Tuesday on behalf of their 31-year-old daughter. She was among 58 people killed at a Las Vegas concert on Oct. 1, 2017.

The lawsuit against eight gun makers and three dealers argues that their weapons are designed in a way that could be easily modified to fire like automatic weapons.

James Parsons says someone should be held accountable for their daughter’s death. He says it was a horrifying, agonizing experience that no other family should have to go through.

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Gun Group Says No Basis For Vegas Shooting Suit