19 children and two teachers were killed on May 24 when a gunman entered Rob Elementary School in Uwalde and started firing.
SAN ANTONIA – The father of 10-year-old Amery Joe Garcia, one of 19 children killed in a shooting at the Uwalde school, is seeking information from the manufacturer of the AR-15-style pistol used in the attack. This comes at a time when teacher Uwalde has filed a petition to bring the same company to justice.
19 children and two teachers were killed on May 24 when a gunman entered Rob Elementary School in Uwalde and started firing. Police say he was armed with an automatic rifle with ammunition stores of large capacity.
In a petition against Daniel Defense, the company that made the gun used in the attack, Uwalde’s teacher Emilia Marin seeks to investigate whether there is evidence behind a possible claim.
The petition asks for information about the company’s marketing strategies, including advertising on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. He also requests information on whether the company provided funds to the NRA. See the full petition below:
The petition also says that four Daniel Defense AR-15 rifles were found in a hotel room shooter in Las Vegas in 2017, which killed more than 60 people and wounded more than 400 others.
In a separate case Amerie Jo Garza’s father, Alfred Garza, III, issued a letter to Daniel Defense, requesting information from the company about its marketing. It has recruited lawyers who previously worked on a historic settlement between the families of the Sandy Hook and Remington executions, the maker of the AR-15 used in this school massacre in 2021.
“My goal now is to honor the memory of Amery Joe,” Alfred Garza III said in a press release from his lawyers. “She would like me to do everything I can to ensure that this never happens again to any other child. I have to fight her struggle. “
KENS 5 asked Daniel Defense for comment, but received no response. However, the company posted the following statement on its website:
“We are deeply saddened by the recent tragic events in Texas. Our thoughts and prayers are directed to families and society devastated by this evil act.
As reported at Governor Abbott’s press conference, we understand that the firearms used in the attack were manufactured by Daniel Defense. We will cooperate with all federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in their investigations.
We will keep the families of the victims and the whole community of Uwalde in our thoughts and prayers. ”