Brady has filed a lawsuit on behalf of individuals killed in the 2019 shooting in Dayton, Ohio, against the manufacturer of the 100-round magazine used in the shooting, Kyung Chang Industry USA, Inc. (KCI USA) and its related South Korean company, Kyungchang Industry Co., Ltd.
Brady Chief Counsel and Vice President of Legal Jonathan Lowy said in a press release: “We believe this lawsuit is the first to focus solely on the dangers presented by the indiscriminate manufacture and sale of a large-capacity magazine. These are instruments of terror that have been used over and over to turn everywhere from shopping centers to churches to elementary schools into war zones. Two years ago in Dayton, OH, a 100-round ammunition magazine enabled a shooter to turn a popular entertainment district into a battle scene that killed nine people and wounded 17 others. We are bringing this suit on behalf of victims and survivors in hopes to prevent another tragedy like Dayton. We look forward to proving our case in court.”
The lawsuit claims that the 100-round drum that Betts used during his rampage only has meaningful uses for military personnel and “mass shooters.”
KCI did not return media calls seeking comment about the pending litigation.
In an unrelated lawsuit, Remmington Arms Co. recently offered $33 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the families of the victims killed in the 2012 school massacre in Newtown.