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The victim sued the gun manufacturer of Shooting in the New York subway

Woman who was shot before year in en attack on NYC subway sues manufacturer of in gun used in in crime, claiming that the injuries she received were “direct” result of company marketing and sales tactics.

Ilene Steur was one of ten people fired of 29 injured when the suspect opened fire on train in brooklyn on April 12th. Prosecutors allege alleged perpetrator Frank James used a Glock 17 handgun. in incident, and that he legally bought the gun from an Ohio pawn shop in 2011.

This image is courtesy of the New York City Police Department. shows displaying Crime Stoppers bulletin photos of Frank R. James, who was identified by the police as a suspect in brooklyn subway shooting, in New York, Tuesday, April 12, 2022 (Coe (Courtesy of NYPD via AP / AP newsroom)

In a lawsuit filed this week, lawyers for Stehr claims that Glock, Inc. and her Austrian company parent Company should be carried out responsible for in attack, claiming to be a gunsmith business practices amounted to “public trouble” in state of New York.

Suit loops on legitimacy of new york law passed last year that opened the door for anyone sue against a gun manufacturer, using argument that the product creates “public trouble”. A press release from then-Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that the law “will allow for lawsuits to be brought in cases where it is reasonable controls and no procedures. in place, ensuring that responsible manufacturers and dealers will not be held responsible for actions of criminal actors.”


Gun manufacturers and Second Amendment rights groups challenged the law, saying it was unconstitutional and vague, but a federal court upheld it. last a week.

Now Ms. Steur’s lawyers are trying to argue that Glock’s marketing was unwise.

The filing says that Glock’s marketing “emphasizes” their weapons with “great power and lightness”. of concealment that attracts potential buyers with criminal intentions, including but not limited to advertising, product placement in movies and rap music.”

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Line of Glock pistols visible on day one of exhibition DSEI (Defence and Security Equipment International) in ExCel on September 14, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images/Getty Images)

glock it standard issued firearms for law enforcement agencies in the US and abroad, and the lawsuit accuses the company of of not only aggressive marketing for police departments since the 1980s, but also for selling their weapons to civilians, claiming that Glocks are “not suitable for personal defense or rest” and “allows a person in possession of weapons for an unprecedented massacre among the civilian population.”

According to the lawsuit, Glock urges law enforcement to contact in their used pistols for new units and then resells used firearms for commercial purposes, allegedly causing harm.

it also claims that Glock manufactures and sells”more firearms than legitimate buyers can buy”, and that the company “consciously participates[s] in and promote[s] secondary market where are the faces who buyers who have malicious intent to obtain their firearms.”


And yet, as noted in happening of Frank James, suspect in brooklyn subway attack, gun was purchased legally. FOX Business asked if this more of question for legislators than for blaming on gun manufacturers.

“Our position is that [Glock’s] marketing tactics or distribution strategies have created this appetite for buyers, did they buy gun legal or not, said Sanford Rubenstein, one of lawyers for Miss Ster. “It created public trouble.”

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An NYPD officer patrols the subway platform at the 36th Street subway station. on April 13, 2022 in Sunset Park area of brooklyn in New York. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images/Getty Images)

“In the end of the day that we really need Congress and the President must accept new cessation of immunity law gun companies have from the damage affected. This is what really needs to be done here,” Rubinstein said in an interview with FOX Business. — But I think that the overhaul of existing immunity law in Congress is not what will happen in near futureSorry.”

Asked if it was real more responsible for Glock will focus on marketing on law enforcement, not civilians, Rubenstein said of companies: “But they also glut market.”


Rubinstein did not find the answer for what would be appropriate amount of guns for Glock sell but said it’s a number that might be found in opening for a business.

Glock Inc. did not respond to FOX Business inquiry for comment.

Stephanie Pagones and Tamara Gitt of FOX News contributed to this report.

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