Mass Shooting Victims Are Suing Gun Manufacturers
The July 4 shooting outside Chicago in Highland Park, Illinois, is one of more than 500 mass shootings in 2022 so far.
"Within the first few seconds, while most people were unaware of what was happening, I was hit for the first time. I felt a tight shock in my back and hip and saw my entire lower left side was bleeding," said Lauren Bennett, a Highland Park shooting victim.
Shootings have increasingly led to legal action for not just the shooters, but against gun manufacturers as well.
Antonio Romanucci is one of several attorneys representing Highland Park shooting victims and their families in lawsuits against Smith and Wesson.
"They designed and marketed an M&P assault rifle to do exactly what the shooter did on July 4 — and that has changed people's lives forever," said Romanucci.
These kinds of lawsuits have sprung up across the country.