Talking to Loved Ones about Gun Safety and Dementia

If you thought taking the car keys away from an aging loved one was a tough thing to think about, have you considered how you will approach the topics of guns? People 65 and older have the highest rate of gun ownership in the U.S. Age alone does not mean that a person cannot safely […]

Homeowner’s Insurance and Guns

If you are a gun owner or thinking about purchasing a firearm, you may be wondering if and how homeowner’s insurance will cover you. You need to know about personal property coverage and liability coverage. Most homeowner’s policies offer limited protection in both areas. If your guns are valuable, the personal property limits of your […]

Lawsuits in the Wake of the Las Vegas Shooting

In the aftermath of a mass shooting, victims and their families often struggle to find some rationally explanation let alone recourse to redress their injuries. It is very difficult (if not impossible) to sue gun companies due to a really high bar for gun manufacturer liability. And it is almost unheard of to sue the […]

Judge Approves Settlement in Class Action Suit Against Remington

US District Judge Ortrie D. Smith finally approved a class action case involving 7.5 million defective triggers in Remington Guns. Though the company accepted the terms of the settlement, it continues to deny the allegations that guns were going off without the trigger being pulled. Under the terms of the settlement, Remington Arms Co. will […]

Largest Settlement Ever in a Non-Fatal Police Shooting – Why it Matters

On January 6, 2017, it was announced that the City of Philadelphia will pay $4.4 million to an innocent man who was permanently injured after plainclothes police officers fired 14 rounds into his vehicle, striking him multiple times, in what the police commissioner called a, “tragic misunderstanding.” It is the largest settlement ever, in a […]

Premises Liability in Mass Shootings

Can businesses and property owners be held liable in mass shootings? No one will dispute that the ultimate responsible party is the shooter, but what about the businesses that fail to look after the safety of their customers, employees and other guests? The answer isn’t simple. Each case is unique. Businesses and property owners can […]

Workplace Violence

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were an average of 700 workplace homicides a year between 1992 and 2012. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 17% of fatal workplace injuries, in 2012, were the result of violence. Additionally, Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) estimated […]

Gun Safety for Kids

Even if you choose to not have guns in your home, teaching your child gun safety is a must. Kids can encounter guns in all sorts of settings, and if they understand gun safety a tragedy can be avoided. When kids see guns as forbidden and mysterious objects, they are more likely to be curious […]

Hunting Safety

Hunting seasons vary by state, by the type of animal, and by the type of hunting that is allowed. Hunting accidents are tragic accidents which are often fatal. The majority of hunting accidents are preventable, if everyone involved follows basic safety rules. Unfortunately, you cannot count on others to follow the rules, so you have […]