Cop Sues GLOCK After He Shoots Himself In the Foot–Claims He Needed Warning Labels
An Arkansas cop has filed a lawsuit against one of the world’s leading pistol manufacturers claiming the company’s handguns are inherently unsafe. His allegations come after he “accidentally” shot himself in the foot with his service pistol.
Larry Jones, a policeman from Cherry Valley, Arkansas, shot himself in the foot with his GLOCK 9mm as he was trying to install a tactical light to the gun in June of 2013.
Jones is seeking damages of $75,000 from the GLOCK in federal suit which will be heard in Helena, Arkansas.
Critics of Jones’s suit note GLOCK’s unfailing reputation for quality and safety. Jones, though, claims the gun was sold to him “in a defective condition which rendered (it) unreasonably dangerous.”
What is the defective condition? The lack of a manual safety. GLOCKs have no thumb safeties, like those found on some other pistols.