Get the 411 on the Taurus Pistols

For more than 70 years, Forjas Taurus (“Taurus Forge”) has been known as one of the largest small arms manufacturers world-wide. Recently, Taurus has been under fire for their repair or replacement program. The manufacturer  landed in court with several class-action lawsuits filed against their defective Taurus pistols. Taurus Products Thanks to these defects Taurus…


When Gun Manufacturers Don’t Speak Up

No matter the industry the goal in business is, for the most part, to land the big deal. For gun manufacturer Sig Sauer, the big deal was won in 2016 when the company secured a massive contract with the United States Army for the P320. Problems arose when the Sig Sauer pistol was later found…


What Can Be Done About Gun Defects?

You hear about recalls all the time—whether online, on  television, or from a friend. A car seat is recalled for failing a safety test. Romaine lettuce  is recalled for containing E. coli bacteria. However, when a gun is defective, silence. Despite the fact that the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) acknowledges that more than 40%…


When a Firearm Goes Defective

Imagine. You are at a family member’s home, relaxing. Your wife and your 11-year-old son are sitting on the couch.You take your Taurus PT 609 firearm and try to load the magazine into the pistol. However, the magazine doesn’t properly seat. You get off the couch and walk over to the ceiling fan light to…


Nerf guns are inspected more thoroughly than firearms

You teach your child how to properly handle a gun. He grips a gun and places his finger on the trigger. You rest assured knowing that the gun is safe and as long as he or she handles it properly.  But, what you don’t realize is that his toy nerf gun has been more thoroughly…


Attorney who prosecutes gun companies is a gun owner himself

You may think that an attorney that is passionate about protecting consumers from gun misfirings isn’t a gun lover, but nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to Todd Wheeles, a partner at Morris, Haynes, Knowles & Nelson. Wheeles, who began his career as a State Trooper in 1993, has a healthy…


U.S. Could Order Defective-Gun Recalls Under Lawmaker’s Bill

A congresswoman from Michigan has introduced legislation to allow the Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue safety warnings and recalls of guns that are found to have safety defects. The press release mentions a Taurus case our firm is litigating that happened in Georgia. Read More


How Defective Guns Became the Only Product That Can’t Be Recalled

Taurus sold almost a million handguns that can potentially fire without anyone pulling the trigger. The government won’t fix the problem. The NRA is silent. By Michael Smith and Polly Mosendz Thomas “Bud” Brown makes his way out the back door and stops a few steps to the right, raising a trembling arm, pointing at something….


What is a Gun Defect?

In 2010, at least two dozen deaths and over 100 injuries were linked to unintended discharges from firearms due to defects. Though it is typically assumed the gun user is at fault for unintended discharge, this is not always the case.  There are many ways in which the gun industry can be held responsible for…