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Highland Park July 4th Shooting Survivors Sue Smith & Wesson, Gun Retailers, Shooter and His Father

Roberts v. Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., et al.

Dozens of mourners gather for a vigil near Central Avenue and St. Johns Avenue in downtown Highland Park, one day after a gunman killed at least seven people and wounded dozens more by firing an AR-15-style rifle from a rooftop onto a crowd attending Highland Park's Fourth of July parade, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in Highland Park, Ill.. (Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Everytown Law partnered with the Romanucci and Paul Weiss law firms to file lawsuits seeking gun industry accountability and reform on behalf of numerous families whose lives were shattered by the Fourth of July mass shooting in Highland Park. 

The lawsuits allege that Smith & Wesson’s marketing of the murder weapon was unfair and deceptive because it misleadingly implies a non-existent association between its “M&P” (Military and Police) line of assault rifles and the U.S. military. The lawsuits further allege that two gun stores–online distributor Bud’s Gun Shop and retailer Red Dot Arms–negligently and illegally sold the murder weapon to the shooter in violation of the assault weapons bans in Highwood and Highland Park, IL.

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