Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has followed up her executive overreach by banning "copycat" semi-automatic weapons by launching taxpayer-funded investigations into some gun manufacturers.
The companies that are being investigated, Remington and Glock, are countering Healey's witch hunt by suing the Attorney General and her office to halt her from abusing her powers as Attorney General to force two private companies into disclosing private documents. Via the Boston Globe:
In her newly disclosed legal action, Healey argues Glock firearms are “prone to accidental discharge” and makes clear in court papers that she is concerned the company may have been warned about the problem and failed to act.
Responding to Glock’s lawsuit, she referenced news stories about a sheriff's deputy accidentally firing a Glock pistol in San Francisco’s Hall of Justice, a Los Angeles police officer who was paralyzed from the waist down after his 3-year-old son accidentally fired his Glock pistol, and a Massachusetts man who was dancing at a July 4th party when his Glock handgun fired while it was in his pocket.
A Healey spokeswoman said the Attorney General is asking gun manufacturers to turn over customer safety complaints because firearms are one of the only products not regulated by the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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