SIG SAUER P320 PISTOL HAS INJURED OVER 80 PEOPLE SINCE 2016, AND NO ONE PULLED ANY TRIGGERS
I’m not a gun aficionado. That means I’m not a fan of guns, mostly because I think they’re dangerous. Does that mean I’m against guns? Not entirely. I’ve always wanted to learn how to shoot, how to care for guns, and do it safely. I’ve just never had the time. I’m not really a fan of cars, either. But I have one because walking 30 miles a day for work isn’t realistic. But if my car had a major design flaw, I’d want the manufacturer to do something about it. Even if it meant a recall. But the gun industry doesn’t seem to work that way. And the SIG Sauer P320 Pistol is a great example of that. It’s injured 80+ people, somehow, without anyone ever pulling the trigger.
IF YOUR CAR WAS LIKE THE P320, WOULDN’T YOU EXPECT THE MANUFACTURER TO FIX IT?
That seems strange, right? Does anyone remember the Audi 5000? That’s the car that would simply accelerate all by itself. The accelerator would go to the floor all on its own, and people were injured and died. So, of course, Audi had to fix the problem. But the SIG Sauer P320? It’s been firing all by itself since at least 2016. In the last 7 years, this handgun has been involved in over 100 shootings. Except that no one pulled the trigger in any of those shootings. And those “accidental discharges” have injured over 80 people that we know of. 33 of those injured were in law enforcement.
SIG SAUER SAYS THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THEIR GUN, AND THEY ARE IMMUNE FROM LAWSUIT
The P320 has discharged a bullet all on its own when people holstered or unholstered it, walked down the stairs, or got out of their cars. And there are even videos showing how the pistol discharged when no one’s hand was near the gun, never mind the trigger. So there is clearly a design flaw with this gun. But not if you ask SIG Sauer, which says that there is nothing wrong with their gun or its design. But here’s the real kicker. Even if someone eventually proves, beyond this evidence, that there is a flaw in the P320, firearms are exempt from federal safety regulations.
Now just imagine if that was the case with Audi, or Ford (remember the Pinto?).