Our Miami law firm extends our deepest sympathy to the families of those who died at today at the Sandy Hook Elementary school. One of the weapons used was a Glock semi-automatic pistol. Apparently the Glock is the same weapon that was used at Virgina Tech, on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and at the theater in Aurora, Colorado. In all four tragedies, the killers were young men who purchased their Glocks legally.
The Glock has a reputation for being an especially devastating weapon, which might explain why it is the gun of choice for these tragedies. The Glock .40 is one of the largest caliber handguns on the market. It fires very large bullets and as a result is quite deadly. Understandably, Glocks are common weapons used by the police and military.
Safeguarding weapons and keeping them out of reach of children is especially important this holiday season. Many people who own a Glock or other automatic weapons do not know that the City of Coral Gables Police Department offers free gunlocks to anyone. You do not have to be a citizen of Coral Gables to obtain one. Simply contact the Coral Gables Police Department for details.
Glock GmbH is owned by Gaston Glock, an Austrian engineer who founded the company. Since 1986, millions have been sold across the country. One can even find a new Glock on line for about $500.
We sue manufacturers of dangerous products, drugs, and medical devices that hurt and kill people. Watching President Obama’s emotional report of the Sandy Hook tragedy today has me hoping that he will seek to create tougher gun laws. This deadly string of shootings must stop. Perhaps outlawing Glocks and other semi-automatic weapons is the first step. I outlined this theory in a recent blog post I wrote for the Huffington Post “The Glock That Stole Christmas.”
Just like tobacco, this product has no purpose other than to injure or kill. Suing Glock to prevent them from selling their guns to private citizens, is something that we should consider as an additional step in gun control. If these weapons were illegal to sell or possess, it would hopefully eliminate future tragedies.