Category Archives: Gun Violence
IN THE NEWS: WHEN ‘GHOST GUNS’ CAUSE REAL DEATHS
Chicago and three other cities – San Jose, CA, Columbia, SC, and Syracuse, NY – are suing the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, demanding to halt the sale of “ghost gun” kits. “Ghosts” are self assembled guns made from parts purchased online (or at gun shows). The legal issue: Ghost guns… Read More »
IN THE NEWS: TWO-YEAR-OLD SHOOTS MOM IN TRAGIC REMINDER OF THE NEED FOR SAFE STORAGE OF GUNS
In Hendricks County, Indiana, a two year old found a semi-automatic pistol and shot his mother; a five year old sibling called for help, we learn in a recent news bulletin in the Indianapolis Star. Unfortunately, such family firearm tragedies are all too frequent. “Millions of children live in homes with guns, and many… Read More »
180+ AND COUNTING…INDY’S SAD HOMICIDE STATISTICS
As of this writing, we’re coming up on a startling statistic – close to 200 people killed in Indianapolis just this calendar year….. The fact is, Indianapolis isn’t alone, Fox59 reports – Gun violence is on the rise this year across the country. Grim statistics, these, and, at Ramey & Hailey, our goal is reaching… Read More »
IN THE NEWS: WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED QUALIFIED IMMUNITY?
“There’s no economic incentive for policy to change,”explain Cecil Bohanon and Nick Curott in a recent issue of the Indianapolis Business Journal, referring to qualified immunity, that policy that shields police officers from legal consequences of their actions. Eliminating qualified immunity would go a long way towards addressing the policy of police brutality, the… Read More »
IN THE NEWS: RULING REVERSE ON POLICE SHOOTING – NEW NEWS, OLD STORY?
In light of recent events, with others undoubtedly in store, we thought the 2018 appeals court reversal of a judge’s 2013 ruling in a West Virginia police shooting case would be of special interest to our Ramey & Hailey NewsBlog readers…. Seven years ago, in Martinsburg, West Virginia, five police officers shot and killed… Read More »
GUN VIOLENCE – THE ONLY REAL LEGAL RECOURSE
Man Shot in East-Side Home…. Man Shot, Killed on Bellefontaine Street … 2 Men Shot, Killed at West Side Club… Woman’s Body Found in East-Side Alley… As of mid-September of last year, no fewer than 94 shootings had been reported in Indianapolis alone. CBS News reported that the death by firearm rate in Indianapolis… Read More »
SUPREME COURT HOLDS REMINGTON IS LIABLE IN SANDY HOOK SCHOOL
It’s been eight years since the school shootings took place at Sandy Hook, but the lawsuit brought by the victims’ families against rifle manufacturer Remington has been moving back and forth through state and federal courts, finally reaching the highest court in the land. By way of reminder, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred on… Read More »
WHAT CAN “RECOVERY” MEAN AFTER A MASS SHOOTING?
Here at the law firm of Ramey & Hailey, gun violence is much more than a matter of statistics, more than the near-daily headline fodder for Indiana TV news anchors. In fact, one of the purposes of this personal injury blog is to reach innocent folks whose lives have been thrown off track because… Read More »