Lawsuits Filed Against Gun Manufacturer, Video Game Creator, and Meta Over Uvalde School Shooting

Families of the victims of the Uvalde school shooting have filed dual lawsuits against Daniel Defense, Activision, and Meta, the parent company of Instagram. The lawsuits, filed in Texas and California, allege that the companies are responsible for "grooming" young people who are able to readily access weapons of war and live out their violent video game fantasies in the real world. Nineteen children and two instructors were killed in the attack at Robb Elementary School, which was carried out by the gunman, Salvador Ramos, who employed an AR-15 style rifle.

Daniel Defense, known for its high-end rifles, faces additional lawsuits from some victims' families. The company has previously dismissed such litigation as "frivolous" and "politically motivated." Meanwhile, families of the victims have reached a $2 million settlement with the city of Uvalde. In response to the shooting, more than 370 officers from various local, state, and federal departments were present at Robb Elementary. Additionally, the families plan to take legal action against 92 individual officers from the state's Department of Public Safety for what they describe as "shocking and extensive failures" during the shooting response.

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