When Suing the Gun Range Fails, Sue the Lawyers


I am sure we have all seen the video of the Mother who shot her son and then offed herself at the range. Well it appears the Father of the boy killed by his mother is a little miffed! “Moore’s father filed a wrongful-death suit, accusing the business of failing to protect his son from his ex-wife,” orlandosentinel.com reports. “He was represented by Salzmann of the Morgan & Morgan law firm.” OK – first things first – the “boy” was 20 years-old. As sad as it is that a mother would kill her son, it wasn’t like he was a helpless child. The case against Shoot Straight is absolutely dead,” Garcia said.” Very bad choice of words. But frankly this case should never have been “alive” . . .

A mother and son go to a range, sign all the required release forms, then the mother kills her son and commits suicide. It is now the Range’s fault? This an incredible leap of logic. I don’t recall (and it is very possible that I missed it) schools getting sued for the psychos that have roamed their gun-free zones. And a case can certainly be made that the policies of the government and school helped enable the successful school-shootings.

TTAG wrote an article recently about a shooting on the sidewalk. Should the family sue the city, knowing that the shooting could reasonably have been foreseen (based on the neighborhood’s propensity for violence)?

The most recent suit alleges that witnesses were not interviewed, evidence was not collected and no depositions were taken.

I have a pretty good idea why this might be… THE VIDEO SHOWS WHAT HAPPENED!

Attorney Jose F. Garcia, who represents Moore in the suit against Salzmann and Morgan & Morgan. That suit was filed last month in circuit court in Seminole County.

Now this father, whom I am certain is dealing with something most of us thankfully don’t have to deal with, is suing his attorney because the case was dismissed with prejudice (I finally learned what that means – apparently it doesn’t have anything to do with race, at least not in this case). The father needs to let this go and somehow find peace and remember the good times with his son.

“We are in litigation with her,” Morgan said. His firm sued Salzmann last June over money owed to the firm, Morgan said.

To add even more layers of insult, the one attorney from the firm that is being sued by the father, is also being sued by the firm over money owed to the firm, apparently she was let go from the firm. Did you catch all that? And this isn’t even California.


  1. avatar Ralph says:

    The family says that the mother was “mentally ill.” Well, no shit, Sherlock. And whose job was it to keep her on her meds or have her confined for her own safety and the safety of others? I’m thinking it wasn’t the lawyers’.

    1. avatar TTACer says:

      The range should sue the father for letting his wife come to their business.

  2. avatar Jeff O. says:


    This is an immense tragedy, but I don’t think there’s anyone here that needs suing.

    Channel that rage and anguish in to something productive that’s a legacy to your son and wife. Perhaps a mental illness cause?

  3. avatar John Fritz says:

    Money. Figures.

  4. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    How the hell could some stupid judge even entertain this silly law suit. I will never understand how the range could be considered liable for the actions of this complete mad woman. I hope the range sues the husband for not telling every gun range or gun store in the country that his nutty wife might kill his son. That would be just as fair as him suing the range for something they had no chance of preventing. I guess he should also be charged with some sort of crime for not anticipating that this woman could kill their son.

    1. avatar CUJO THE DOG OF WAR says:

      “so, is this lane open now?”

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