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Smith & Wesson Sued by Victims of 2018 Mass Shooting in Toronto

Dec. 17, 2019, 7:46 PM

Victims of a mass shooting in Toronto last year filed a C$150 million ($114 million) class-action lawsuit against Smith & Wesson Corp., claiming the company was negligent for not incorporating “smart gun” technology for the firearm used in the attack in Canada’s largest city.

Smith & Wesson was the manufacturer of an M&P .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol, the stolen weapon used by Faisal Hussain to kill two people and injure 13 in an attack on a restaurant strip along Danforth Avenue. Dozens of people suffered injuries while fleeing the shooter, who later killed himself, the lawsuit says.

“The handgun was ...