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Colt, Others Face Reinstated Las Vegas Shooting Claim Over AR-15

May 11, 2020, 4:18 PM

Colt’s Manufacturing Co. and other firearms makers and dealers must face a reinstated negligence claim by a Las Vegas shooting victim’s parents for allegedly selling AR-15s that they knew could be converted into illegal machine guns, a federal court in Nevada ruled.

The next step will be a legal argument at the Nevada Supreme Court over when state law allows civil liability for violations of state or federal law.

That question affects James and Ann-Marie Parsons’ negligence per se claim, which alleges that liability should attach here because the AR-15s used in the mass shooting violated federal and Nevada penal ...