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Two Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies who were wounded in an ambush-style shooting have filed a lawsuit against Polymer80, claiming that the weapon used in the shooting “was originally purchased as a kit in California from either Polymer80 or one of Polymer80’s third-party distributors, who sold it without performing a background check.”

The deputies were shot last year in their patrol car, which was parked outside a bus station in Compton.

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The suspect was arrested three days later. Ballistics tests allegedly linked his handgun with the attack on the deputies.

He was legally prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm.

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“The shooter was able to commit the ambush shooting of the deputies because Polymer80’s deliberate and reckless acts created a direct and secondary market that foreseeably provided prohibited persons like the shooter with easy access to un-serialized ghost guns assembled from kits and purchased without any background check,” the lawsuit states.

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