Item: “Only cops should have guns”
Enrique Chavez, now 39, of Anaheim, was off-duty when he was shot on July 11, 2006, while driving his Ford Ranger near Harbor Boulevard and La Palma Avenue. His son, who was not in a car seat, got a hold of the father’s .45-caliber Glock while sitting in the back seat and shot him in the back, according to police reports.
Chavez was left paralyzed from the waist down.
In July 2008, he sued Glock, alleging that the gun’s safety was “non-existent or ineffective.”
In addition, the suit alleges negligence on the part of Uncle Mike’s, the company that made the gun’s holster; Turner Outdoorsman, the store where he bought the holster; and the Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club, where the officer purchased the gun.
In dismissing the suit, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kevin C. Brazile cited an “exhaustive review” of the gun’s safety conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department before a purchase.
Chavez’s attorney, Ian Herzog, argued that the LAPD review doesn’t mean the gun is actually safe.
“If you’re correct about that, it amounts to a revolution in products liability,” Herzog told the judge.
The crippled moron forgot to sue California, which has certified that the GLOCK is a safe handgun via the state’s “safe handgun law” since 2001. Of course, the state exempted law enforcement purchases from the safe handgun law, so it’s very possible that the cop bought an “unsafe” gun, but since GLOCK makes very few models of firearms, and all their .45 caliber models were certified in 2006, his gun was most definitely legally “safe.”
The article fails to mention whether the police officer was cited for driving a child unsecured within a car seat, or whether he was cited for violating the law prohibiting allowing a child access to a firearm and the child then causes great bodily injury to someone.