Uvalde Victims’ Families Sue Gunmaker, Facebook, and Xbox

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The families of those killed during the tragic Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, have filed a lawsuit against gun manufacturer Daniel Defense, Meta, and Microsoft.

The legal action coincides with the second anniversary of the tragic event where a gunman took the lives of 19 children and two teachers. The assailant, an 18-year-old, used a firearm manufactured by Daniel Defense. The families argue that Activision Blizzard, a subsidiary of Microsoft, targeted teenage boys by promoting assault rifles through the Call of Duty video game. Furthermore, they claim that Instagram, operated by Meta, facilitated this marketing. The wrongful death lawsuit now seeks damages from the implicated companies.

The Truth Voices has reached out to Meta, Google, and Daniel Defense for their responses.

Representing the families, law firm Koskoff Koskoff and Bieder is also handling another lawsuit against over 90 Texas Department of Safety Officers for their delayed response during the shooting. Two officers were notably arrested for their 77-minute delay in taking action. This law firm previously secured a $73 million settlement from gun manufacturer Remington in 2022 for the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims from the 2012 tragedy.

The Uvalde families also received a $2 million settlement from the city on Wednesday, which includes provisions for enhanced training for officers. This settlement was financed through the city’s insurance.

Earlier this year, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg issued an apology during a congressional hearing to the families of teenagers who had taken their own lives following their activity on Instagram. Families in attendance included those whose children were affected by the social media platform.

Jenny Goldsberry
Jenny Goldsberry
Jenny Goldsberry covers social media and trending news. She’s a 2020 Brigham Young University graduate with a major in communications and minor in Japanese. She was born in Utah and has previous newsroom experience at the Salt Lake Tribune and Utah’s NPR station.

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