Two Ambushed LA Sheriff’s Deputies Join the Fight Against Ghost Guns

Two Ambushed LA Sheriff’s Deputies Join the Fight Against Ghost Guns

Criminal Justice (Courtesy LASD) A screenshot from the video of the incident released by the Sheriff’s Department. Two L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies who were badly wounded last year in an ambush by a man using a “ghost gun” have sued the company that sold the parts for the weapon. Their lawsuit claims Nevada-based Polymer80 Inc. acted negligently by failing to take “reasonable steps” to make sure purchasers are legally allowed to possess firearms “despite knowing their deadly products are especially attractive to criminals.” The suit notes that “a central purpose of ghost guns is that they are untraceable,” while adding that “the firearm used in the attack … has been identified as a Polymer80 handgun, model PF940c.” The lawsuit alleges that “Polymer80’s business practice of selling gun-building kits without background checks or serial numbers violates federal and state law and is negligent,” said Eric Tirschwell, managing director for Everytown Law , which is representing the deputies. “Polymer80’s reckless practices, we allege, facilitated a person with a long felony criminal history being able to get his hands on an unserialized gun that he then used to shoot two Sheriff’s deputies multiple times,” he said. A Polymer80 spokesman declined to comment. The case is one of three suits in Southern California against the ghost gun industry that Everytown Law is involved with, along with a suit filed by a survivor of the Saugus High School shooting against a different ghost gun kit manufacturer and a suit filed by the city of […]

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