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NYC Subway Shooting Victim’s Suit Should Be Dismissed, Gunmaker Glock Says

  • Gunmaker sued in May over attack on crowded NYC subway train
  • Lawsuit accuses gun maker of disregarding ‘unreasonable risks’
Law enforcement officers at the scene of a shooting at the 36th Street subway station in the Sunset Park neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, on April 12.

Law enforcement officers at the scene of a shooting at the 36th Street subway station in the Sunset Park neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, on April 12.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Glock Inc. said a suit brought against it by a New York woman wounded in an April subway shooting should be dismissed under a federal law shielding gunmakers from liability.

The company on Tuesday sent a letter to US District Judge Diane Gujarati in Brooklyn, New York, saying it intended to file a motion to dismiss Ilene Steur’s case because the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, or PLCAA, granted it immunity from suits over crimes committed with its products.