Gun violence is unfortunately a common occurrence in the United States today. This country has not gone 8 days without some sort of aggravated gun violence in at least a decade. An average 12,000 people are killed as a result of gun violence every year and tens of thousands more are injured as a result.
Survivors and families of the victims of the shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Oregon may have viable claims against the school for failing to do more to protect the students, or perhaps against the family of shooter. But if prior lawsuits are any guide, the victims would have an extremely difficult time making claims stick against the companies that made the guns or bullets.