We will be following this case as it develops. Don't be fooled by the $75,000 amount, it's just the minimum amount you have to assert as a threshold in a federal court suit where jurisdiction is premised upon the diversity of the parties' citizenship. The plaintiff is certainnly asking for much more.
Who puts a light on a loaded gun? Someone without safe gun handling skills. Non firearms people assume that law enforcement officers are all superior gun handlers. Nothing could be further than the truth.
They claim the Glock is defective because it doesn't have an external safety! That's one of it's positive attributes from those who know how to handle and shoot it safely. Many of our range loaner guns are Glocks and new students handle them safely after proper instruction.
We would love to see the officer's testimony. How about always assume the gun is loaded, never point the gun at anything you don't want to shoot, and Keep your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard area until you have made a conscious decision to shoot! ...