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Families of Uvalde mass shooting victims set to file $27 billion class action lawsuit

Families of Uvalde mass shooting victims set to file $27 billion class action lawsuit

They're going after a gun manufacturer as well as several law enforcement agencies.

A class action lawsuit is being prepared on behalf of the families who lost loved ones in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary, Texas.

More than a dozen children and two adults were killed in Uvalde when gunman Salvador Ramos unleashed a wave of bullets inside the facility on May 24.

As the investigation into the tragedy continues, families have banded together for a lawsuit that's worth a pretty penny.

Charles Bonner is the lead attorney behind the class action and said they want to hold people responsible for what happened.

The father had to be held back by colleagues during the shooting.
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“What we intend to do to help serve this community and that is to file a $27 billion civil rights lawsuit under our United States Constitution, one-of-a-kind in the whole world,” he said.

He added: "We have the school police, OK, out of Redondo. We have the city police, and we have the sheriff and we have the Texas Rangers, the DPS, and we have the Border Patrol.

“There will be some institutional defendants, including the school board or the city council."

Bonner also revealed that gun manufacturer Daniel Defense and Oasis Outback, retailer that sold the weapon Ramos used in the attack, will be named as defendants in the lawsuit.

He said the families who lost loved ones in the mass shooting had their 14th Amendment right violated.

A memorial of flowers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.
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The 14th Amendment is listed as: no State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Pastor Daniel Myers has been counselling the families since the tragedy and he's been working with Bonner and his team of lawyers.

He told WISTV: “Up to right now, there’s been no accountability, there’s no justice for those 19 children and the two teachers."

Bonner is expecting to file the class action lawsuit in September once he has all the relevant paperwork sorted.

He hopes this lawsuit will spark change in the United States and hopefully prevent more families from being impacted by mass shootings.

“Everyone in this world (is) hurting and bleeding about what is happening here in Uvalde. And it’s up to us to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Bonner said.

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Topics: US News