Printed on Fri Aug 19 2022 2:59:53 PM
Texas school shooting victims take action against gunmaker
The father of a 10-year-old girl killed in the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting, and a school employee have taken initial steps that could lead to lawsuits against Daniel Defense, the maker of the semiautomatic rifle used in the attack that killed 21 people.
Lawyers for Alfred Garza, father of Robb Elementary School student Amerie Jo Garza, requested in a letter on Friday that Daniel Defense provide information about its marketing to teens and children.
"We ask you to begin providing information to us now, rather than force Mr. Garza to file a lawsuit to obtain it," said the letter.
No lawsuits have yet been announced against Daniel Defense stemming from the shooting.
Daniel Defense of Black Creek, Georgia, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Uvalde gunman, Salvador Ramos, 18, stormed the school on May 24 and killed 19 students and two teachers before he was killed by law enforcement, according to authorities.
He legally purchased his first gun on his 18th birthday on May 17.