Uvalde school shooting victims sue Activision, claiming it’s the “most prolific marketer of weapons in the US”

May 25, 2024
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The families of those killed in the Uvalde school shooting in 2022 have filed lawsuits against Call of Duty publisher Activision, accusing the company of “grooming” the 18-year-old who shot and killed 19 children, two teachers, and injured 17 others.

As reported by The New York Times (£) (thanks, PC Gamer), the dual lawsuits – one filed in California, the other in Texas – claim that the killer bought a Daniel Defense M4 V7 on his 18th birthday after seeing the gun in Call of Duty games.

It’s the lawsuits’ position that by using real-life weapons, Activision is “the most prolific and effective marketer of assault weapons in the United States”.

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