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May 06, 2015

Despite Remington settlement, Montana man ramping up public criticism of the company

Firearms expert Richard Barber, whose research played a crucial role in Remington Arms Co.'s recent tentative agreement to fix trigger mechanisms on potentially millions of its rifles, says he's not backing off on his criticism of the company.

In fact, Barber, whose 9-year-old son was killed in a 2000 hunting accident by a Remington Model 700, says he's ramping up public allegations that Remington has repeatedly deceived consumers about defects in its rifle trigger mechanisms.

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May 04, 2015

Critic says Remington still hiding the truth about its rifles

The Montana man whose nearly 15-year search for answers about the death of his son paved the way for a nationwide class action settlement with the Remington Arms Co. says the gun maker still is not coming clean. So now, Richard Barber says he is launching a new push to "inform and educate the public" about one of the most popular firearms in the world, and his claim that the guns can fire without the trigger being pulled.

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Richard A Ramler Profile Video

Richard A Ramler has been practicing law since 1982. Attorney Ramler has focused his practice on personal injury litigation to help people through difficult times.

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Dealing with the aftereffects of a car accident

You're driving along a Montana highway, listening to your favorite song and the next thing you know, you're being extricated from your car by a team of first responders and told that you are going to be alright.

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New device requires drivers to pay attention to the road

Over the past five years, legislators, state and federal regulators, safety experts and others have passed bans, adjusted regulations and spoken out about the dangers of distracted driving. Still, despite their efforts, thousands of people die each year in car accidents caused by people who simply are not paying attention to what they are doing.

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Construction season means reminders for motorists on work zone safety

Montana drivers are all too familiar with construction on major roadways in the state. These projects often can close down a lane or road, and can add significant delays to travel times. The daily commute can become much more frustrating, which can lead to impatient motorists.

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Study quantifies safety gains distracted driving laws could offer in MT

Cellphone use is a contributing factor in almost one-quarter of all traffic accidents, according to National Safety Council estimates. In Montana, cellphone use played a known role in more than 1,600 car crashes between 2004 and 2013, according to the Montana Standard.

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Belgrade Remington Rifle Injury Attorney Video

Every Remington Model 700 bolt-action rifle with the Walker fire control is defective. Contact the Ramler Law Office in Belgrade, Montana. Knowledge of this defect can save lives.

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May 11, 2000

Bozeman Daily Chronicle Article

Pete Noreen was watching the television news two weeks ago when he saw a story about a 9-year-old boy, Gus Barber, who had been shot and killed in a hunting accident in Madison Country. The Boy's mother was unloading her hunting rifle and the gun accidentally discharged.

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January 19, 2010

Class Action Complaint

Plaintiffs, Jantz H. Kinzer and John W. Cherry, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23, on their own behalf and as representatives of a class of individuals as more fully described herein, for their Complaint against defendants, Remington Arms Company, Inc. and Sporting Goods Properties, Inc., state and allege as follows:

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Remington Cases Article

Remington Arms Company manufactured and sold more than 5 million Model 700 series bolt action rifles with a defective trigger and safety system. The defective rifles have been manufactured and sold by Remington in various models from 1948 through today.

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January 02, 1979

Product Safety Subcommittee Meeting

It was reported to the Committee that in 1975, due to what we learned from a quality audit on the Mohawk 600, Remington instituted new inspection procedures for all center fire bolt action rifles which were designed to catch a gun capable of being "tricked" into firing when the safety lever is released from the "safe" position.

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New rule targets impaired truck driving

Residents in Montana know that driving poses a wide range of risks. From inclement weather to hazards on the roads, some motor vehicle accidents are not directly or solely caused by human actions. Other accidents, however, are caused by the negligence of people. Drunk drivers, for example, make the choice to operate vehicles while impaired and put themselves and other innocent persons in serious jeopardy.

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