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Common problems with AR-15s

Even if you've owned and fired AR-15s for years, you can experience problems with the rifle not firing properly -- or at all. Some malfunctions are caused by human error. Others are caused by problems with the firearm itself. Let's look at some of the most common reasons that AR-15s malfunction:

Why are so many defective guns on the market?

You'd think that the federal government would have stricter safety standards for firearms than just about any other product on the market. Unfortunately, that's not the case. In fact, there are no federal design safety standards for guns made in the U.S. State regulations vary significantly, and Montana is not one of the few states with strict safety standards.

Supreme Court lets lawsuit against Remington move forward

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by Remington Arms Co. LLC to a lower court's finding that families impacted by the Sandy Hook massacre can sue the gun manufacturer. Advocates for gun reform say that the high court's decision, which lets the lawsuit move forward, may help other victims and survivors of gun-related crimes sue the gun manufacturer.

When can you sue for negligence with firearms?

If you're injured or a loved one gets killed by a gun, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit for negligence under certain circumstances. One of these involves negligent or dangerous use of the weapon. For example, maybe someone was loading their weapon near you without putting the safety on and you were struck by a bullet.

Will Supreme Court take up lawsuit against Remington?

The U.S. Supreme Court has been reluctant in recent years to hear any cases that deal with Second Amendment issues. However, for the first time in almost a decade, the court has agreed to hear one such case when the justices return in October. The case involves how much control a city can have over gun owners' rights to transport their weapons.

Mass shooting victim's family files suit against gun manufacturer

The family of one of the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in the history of our country is suing companies that manufacture and sell AR-15 style rifles. That was the weapon used by the gunman who killed 58 people and injured over 850 more on Oct. 1, 2017, at a Las Vegas music festival. The lead defendant is Colt's Manufacturing Co., which made the weapon used in that shooting.

Take care of guns and ammunition on hot summer days

Summer heat brings challenges for Montana gun owners, including owners of Remington rifles. In order to minimize the risk of injuries or death due to firearms, it is critical for gun owners to take precautions specifically related to summer heat, such as keeping guns and ammunition in vehicles that can overheat quickly.

How can I avoid injuries with firearms?

Montana has a total of game land area that is equivalent to the area of some smaller states. As thousands of Montanans and many from other areas come here to hunt local wildlife with various types of firearms, rifle and handgun safety is more important in Big Sky Country than many other places.

Tests have shown the Remington 721 is unsafe

Maybe you've heard stories about Remington rifles firing on their own, causing serious injury or death. However, you're not sure how seriously to take them. After all, the company claims that the triggers and the guns are safe to use. Maybe you even own one, and you have not had a problem with it thus far.

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