The Connecticut-based law firm that successfully sued a gun manufacturer for tens of millions of dollars after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has laid the groundwork for suing the gun manufacturer that produced the rifle used in the recent shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
According to MSN, Josh Koskoff of the law firm Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder will be representing the father of one of the Uvalde shooting victims, alongside Texas attorneys Mikal Watts and Charla Aldous. Koskoff filed a petition with the gun manufacturer Daniel Defense demanding documents related to the purchase of the rifle used in the shooting by 18-year-old Salvador Ramos. The petition was filed on behalf of Alfred Garza, whose daughter died in the shooting at Robb Elementary School, alongside 18 other children and two teachers.
“We have to honor her and make sure we do good. From this day forward, I want to live my life for my daughter,” Garza said in an interview. “My purpose for being now is to honor Amerie Jo’s memory. She would want me to do everything I can so this will never happen again to any other child. I have to fight her fight.”
Koskoff had previously filed a similar suit against Remington, the maker of the gun used in the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 27 people, 20 of whom were children. In that lawsuit, Koskoff ultimately won $73 million in compensation for nine of the victims’ families.
“Daniel Defense has said that they are praying for the Uvalde families. They should back up those prayers with meaningful action,” said Koskoff in a statement. “If they really are sincere in their desire to support these families, they will provide the information that Mr. Garza has requested without delay or excuse. Either way, we will do a complete and thorough investigation, leaving no stone unturned.”
While the petition is not yet an actual lawsuit, the move could be signaling Koskoff’s plans to sue the company for liability in the shooting. Suing gun manufacturers even if they had nothing to do with the shooting itself has become an increasingly popular tactic on the Left as part of a broader push for gun control, and Joe Biden on Thursday called for lawmakers to repeal federal immunity for such manufacturers.