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As more tragic shootings occur, insurance and risk management issues become important considerations.

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Pistols and revolvers sit on display in the Smith & Wesson Corp. booth during the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual meeting in Dallas, Texas, U.S., on Saturday, May 5, 2018. (Photo: Bloomberg) Pistols and revolvers sit on display in the Smith & Wesson Corp. booth during the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual meeting in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, May 5, 2018. (Photo: Bloomberg)

On April 27, 2019, a gunman opened fire inside the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in Poway, Calif., where worshippers gathered for the final day of Passover, killing one and injuring three others.

This Monday (June 15), victims and survivors of the attack filed a lawsuit against firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson, alleging the company negligently marketed the semiautomatic rifle that was used in the mass shooting, Bloomberg reported.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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