Ilene Steur, a victim of the April subway shooting, accused the firearms manufacturer of marketing its product in a way that would appeal to “purchasers with criminal intent”.
The Brooklyn woman was shot and suffered life-changing injuries during alleged shooter Frank James’ subway rampage.
According to NBC News, Steur and her team accuse Glock of emphasizing “firearm characteristics such as their high capacity and ease of concealment, that appeal to prospective purchasers with criminal intent.”
The lawsuit also alleges Glock of “purposely supplying more firearms than the legitimate market could bear in order to induce sales in the secondary market”.
As a result, it says Glock has “endangered the public health and safety” of New York’s residents.
The basis of the suit is a recently upheld law that allows firearm sellers, manufacturers and distributors to be sued by governments or individuals for creating a “public nuisance” that endangers the public’s safety or health.
Glock’s spokesperson has not commented on the lawsuit at this time.