Everytown for Gun Safety has filed suit against Polymer80 Inc., on behalf of two wounded Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, alleging that the Nevada-based manufacturer “purposefully sold their products without markings to make it difficult for law enforcement to trace the firearm.”
The two deputies were allegedly shot with an AR pistol built from a Polymer80 kit while parked in their vehicle outside a bus station in Compton last September, according to FOX News.
Both survived the attack.
The suspect, Deonte Murray, was arrested after a nine-hour-long standoff three days later. As officers pursued him, he threw the weapon out the window. According to police, it is a ballistic match to the weapon used to ambush the officers.
Murray faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and being a convicted felon illegally in possession of a firearm.
According to the lawsuit: “Defendants knew and could foresee – but consciously disregarded the risk – that they were creating and contributing to a direct and secondary market for illegal, unserialized and untraceable guns, knowing that their firearms were likely to end up in the hands of criminals and were likely to be used for criminal purposes like the ambush shooting of the Plaintiffs.”
Everytown has filed suit against several other firearms kit manufacturers across the country.
It has claimed that so-called “ghost guns” are showing up more frequently at crime scenes. However, law enforcement sources have consistently told Armed American News the homemade firearms do not constitute a problem.
Americans have been making firearms in their homes for hundreds of years — a practice that is still legal today in most states.
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