Uvalde shooting victim families sue Activision and Meta over gun featured in game

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The families of the victims of Uvalde school shooting have sued Activision, Meta, and gunmaker Daniel Defense, claiming they bear responsibility for products used by the teenage gunman.

The new lawsuit (via the AP) alleges the companies featured and/or promoted the gun that was used in the massacre. The lawsuit was filed on the second anniversary of the shooting.

“There is a direct line between the conduct of these companies and the Uvalde shooting,” said Josh Koskoff, an attorney for the families. “This three-headed monster knowingly exposed him to the weapon, conditioned him to see it as a tool to solve his problems and trained him to use it.”

Activision has included Daniel Defense’s gun, an AR-style in their Call of Duty game, thus putting them in the crosshairs of the lawsuit as well.

The perpetrator of the shooting was said to have played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 and may have bought the rifle from Daniel Defense featured in the game.

“Simultaneously, on Instagram, the shooter was being courted through explicit, aggressive marketing. In addition to hundreds of images depicting and venerating the thrill of combat, Daniel Defense used Instagram to extol the illegal, murderous use of its weapons,” the families’ attorneys added.

Daniel Defense, Activision, and Meta have yet to respond in this news.

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