California’s Second District Court of Appeal said on Tuesday that a paralyzed Los Angeles police officer, who was shot by his 3-year-old son, could move forward with his lawsuit again gun manufacturer Glock.
Enrique Chavez’s lawsuit claimed that the Glock 21 had a light trigger and lacked a grip safety, both of which could have prevented the shooting.
In 2006, Chavez’s son accidentally shot him in the back after the off-duty officer forgot that he had left the loaded .45-caliber pistol under the front seat of this Ford Ranger. The child was not in a safety seat at the time.
Really? Really? A police officer left a loaded pistol under the front seat of his car? And his child was not in his safety seat???? While I have some sympathy for the paralyzed cop, I must say- what would he have done if he encountered a regular citizen in the same situation? Unsecured gun, child not in a safety seat. Different rules for “them” than for the rest of us, I guess. :-(