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Law School’s Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic Partners on Suit Against Online “Ghost Gun” Seller


The Law School’s Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic is working with the group Everytown for Gun Safety on a lawsuit filed against the seller of a “ghost gun” that seriously injured a Michigan teenager.

The lawsuit is being filed in Washtenaw County Circuit Court on behalf of Guy Boyd against JSD Supply, an online ghost gun retailer. It seeks to hold JSD Supply accountable for selling a gun-building kit to a teenager who then accidentally shot Boyd in the face. The lawsuit also seeks to hold the shooter accountable.

The lawsuit alleges that in April 2021, on two separate occasions, JSD Supply sold ghost gun kits to a 17-year-old—too young to legally purchase a firearm—without conducting any age verification. Less than one month after receiving his second gun kit from JSD Supply, the teen accidentally shot his then-best friend, Boyd, in the face, causing severe, lifelong injuries. Boyd was also 17 at the time. 

More information regarding the specifics of this case can be found here.