More relatives of Colorado shooting victims sue Sturm Ruger

More relatives of victims of the Colorado shooting have filed a lawsuit against gun manufacturer Sturm Ruger & Co., alleging the company failed to provide adequate safety measures to prevent their loved ones from being killed in the attack.

On March 22, 2021, a gunman opened fire at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, killing 10 people and injuring several others. The victims included grocery store employees, shoppers and a police officer.

The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, alleges that Sturm Ruger & Co. manufactured the AR-556 pistol used in the attack, and the company should have taken additional steps to prevent the tragedy from occurring.

The lawsuit states that the company should have designed the pistol to be used only by its owner, to have additional safety features and to be equipped with a child safety lock. The lawsuit also claims that the company failed to adequately warn consumers of the potential risks associated with the weapon.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages to compensate the victims' relatives for their losses.

The families of the victims are hopeful that their lawsuit will bring greater awareness to the dangers of gun violence, and that it will help to ensure that similar tragedies do not occur in the future.

“We are taking this legal action to hold Sturm Ruger & Co. accountable for their failure to provide adequate safety measures and to ensure that something like this never happens again,” said one of the family members who filed the lawsuit.

This is not the first time Sturm Ruger & Co. has been sued for its alleged failure to provide adequate safety features. In 2020, the families of victims of the 2018 Parkland school shooting in Florida filed a similar lawsuit against the company.

Sturm Ruger & Co. has yet to comment on the new lawsuit, but a spokesperson for the company said that it is committed to the safety of its customers and the public.