Call of Duty and Meta Publishers Sued by Parents of Victims of Gun Attacks in America

Activision Blizzard, Microsoft, Meta and Daniel Defense were today sued by two parents who lost their children in a gun attack in Uvalde Texas. In the attack that happened at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022, a total of 19 students and 2 teachers died shot by Salvador Ramos who is a former student.

In a writ of summons filed, Activision Blizzard is being sued for publishing the Call of Duty (COD) video game it claims was used to advertise the Daniel Defense weapons used in the attack. Meta, on the other hand, is accused of not controlling the content of advertising that exposes teenage boys to weapons. Finally, Microsoft is also involved because they now own Activision Blizzard.

Salvador Ramos is a fan of COD games and uses the Instagram that Daniel Defense uses to advertise their products. This isn't the first time that video games have been blamed after an attack on a school.

After the Columbine shootings in 1999, the video game Doom and Marilyn Manson's music were blamed for allegedly turning Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold violent enough to attack a school. A total of 12 students and a teacher died in Columbine, which is seen as the beginning of the epidemic of mass shooting incidents in the United States.

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