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April 2013 Archives

Remington Model 700 implicated in teen death

Authorities in North Carolina are still attempting to determine whether the death of a local teen was caused by a rifle's misfire or an intentional murder. The case could quickly turn into a products liability issue as more information surfaces about structural deficiencies with the gun's trigger mechanism. The Remington Model 700 rifle is known throughout the nation and Montana for its unreliable and unsafe firing features.

Remington trigger developer dead at over 100

The developer of a controversial Remington trigger device has died at age 101. The man had patented the Remington trigger mechanism in 1950. The majority of the triggers were used in a controversial weapon, the Remington 700 series, commonly known as the world's most popular bolt-action style rifle. This product is used by recreational enthusiasts throughout Montana. Product liability claims have plagued the gun manufacturer since the trigger mechanism was introduced, though Remington claims that most injuries and deaths are caused by user error.

Hellsgate High Student Killed by Car While Walking

An 18-year-old high school student is dead after a tragic car accident on Mullan Road in Missoula, Montana. The male student was walking near a local retail establishment when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle, according to authorities. The young man was hit at about 4:30 p.m. on April 1, according to law enforcement officers.

Two Killed, Three Hurt in Single-Car Wreck

A single-vehicle car accident on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana has left two Harlem residents dead and three others injured. The incident, which occurred during the evening hours of March 21, occurred on private land just north of Snake Butte Road, according to official reports.

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