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Negligent Cop Sues Glock For Negligence...

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by indoorplant, Dec 1, 2012.

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  1. indoorplant


    Nov 28, 2012
    Tampa Bay, FLA
    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 saftey, both of which could have prevented the shooting.

    Los Angeles Judge Kevin Brazile dismissed Chavez’s case two years ago, saying that he had failed to show that an alternate gun design would have prevented the shooting. Brazile also said that a police department review of the handgun showed that the advantages outweighed the risk.

    But earlier this week, the state appeals court ruled 3-0 that the suit could move forward, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. After reviewing evidence presented by Chavez’s lawyers, the court found that a grip safety “would minimize the risk of accidental discharge without undermining performance.”

    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.

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    so an off-duty LAPD, who forgot his Glock 21 underneath the front seat of his car and was shot by his three-year old who wasn't in his child safety seat, sues Glock for negligence...
  2. mykylg30


    Feb 1, 2013
    wow.that is seriously ridiculous. (face palm.)

  3. NH Trucker

    NH Trucker Needs coffee...

    May 4, 2009
    Concord, NH
    Interesting... I have a 4 year old, and have yet to be shot by her. Maybe it's because as a responsible parent, I don't leave it where she can get to it.

    The guy is a victim of his own stupidity, nothing more.

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  4. Goodrich

    Goodrich Like a Sir

    Mar 13, 2012
    Herp derp.. it was his Negligence not Glocks, and if he wants to sue someone what about his department for issuing Glocks ?
  5. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio
  6. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

    Aug 20, 2010
    Out On The Tiles
    If events are is written, that is everything you need to know about this case right there. Next...:wavey:
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  7. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    An officer in Kentucky tried this several years ago and didn't get far.
  8. oldman11


    Mar 1, 2012
    It looks like people (and that includes politicians and judges) are not very smart, but they are greedy.
  9. MJB


    Jul 28, 2008
    Treasure Coast FL
    Just because you can sue doesn't mean you can win.

    I guess his department will all switch to 1911s or XDs.
  10. Scott30


    Dec 8, 2006
    Central VA
    First clue of a STUPID lawsuit was CALIFORNIA. A few years ago, a guy sued a city after he got drunk and ran his car off the road into a tree and was injured. The city lost the case because they had planted the tree there. The defense was that if the tree was not planted there then he would have not been hurt. Guy got over 1 million dollars.
  11. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo USN Retired

    Oct 23, 2009
    Hopefully, he is no longer able to breed.
  12. Sad thing is, if he should win his suit against Glock I suspect we'll all be paying the freight in the form of higher pricing.

    And I wouldn't take it as a given that he will lose, stranger things have happened.

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  13. And this is why Andy had Barney carry only one bullet in his shirt pocket. It's the guns fault (sic)
  14. lyodbraun


    Jan 3, 2012
    NW Ohio
    Thats such a frivolous lawsuit, and as bad as someone trying to sue a car maker cause they crashed the car and its the MFGS fault... cause they couldn't control the vehicle... Id doubt he wins anything.... No ones fault but his OWN!!! RETARD self....
  15. Scrappy


    Mar 4, 2001
    Wow, what a system we have! Many guns don't have safeties. This idiot cop should never of been a cop and this lawsuit is so bogus!! Stupid is as stupid does
  16. Sdk8103


    Feb 12, 2013
    North Carolina
    It used to be if you did something stupid you looked around and hoped nobody saw it. Today when some people do something stupid they get a lawyer and attempt to make someone else pay for their own stupidity. The lack of accepting responsibility is one of our country's biggest problems today in my opinion.
  17. D.S.Brown

    D.S.Brown Millennium Member

    Dec 24, 1999
    North Texas
    I know the guy is looking for a pay day, and maybe whatever insurance benefits he has have run out. Likewise I don't know if he gets any disability retirement from the city, as this was not a line of duty shooting. So maybe he's looking for money as a means to support his family, I don't know. I'm sure he isn't the first or the last paraplegic that has to work.

    However it burns me that his mega act of negligence that impacts him, and his family is now having a rippling affect. He's fortunate that his son didn't accidentally turn the gun on himself, that would be a tragedy. This man has been granted the opportunity to act honorably and walk away from this frivolous suit once already. I am heartless about this. I hope he loses, and his forced to pay ALL fees from the first trial, and this one as well, and that he is truly left destitute and penniless. He's not dead, so this has to be the price of criminal negligence, (not securing his weapon), and dishonor, (not being a man and owning up to the fact that he is the sole cause of all of this).


  18. svtpwnz


    Nov 19, 2010
    Does Ford Explorer/Firestone tires bring back any memories. :whistling:
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  19. lyodbraun


    Jan 3, 2012
    NW Ohio
    Oh yeah forgot about that one, but that was the fault of the tyre makers if I remember right ??? but still this guy trying to sue over his own stupidity... please.... :steamed:
  20. iflyem1

    iflyem1 Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    I put the blame on the courts for letting this foolish lawsuit proceed. This is one of the things that is wrong with this country. Still the best place on earth but declining.
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