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Gun maker’s exploding rifle leaves trail of injured hunters

December 5, 2017

It was the opening day of deer hunting season, and Ronald Hansen says he loaded his rifle the same way he had countless times before, aimed at a target and fired a shot. Read More…

Remington Under Fire

February 19, 2017

Why some say a landmark legal settlement could still leave millions of defective rifles in the public's hands. Read More & Watch the Video …

Popular Remington 700 Rifle Linked to Potentially Deadly Defect

February 19, 2017

Thousands of gun owners claim Remington 700 rifles have fired without the trigger being pulled. Now, with a class-action lawsuit and recall, why do most gun owners still have the controversial trigger? Read More…

Hightower Law Group Sues Remington in New York

November 12, 2016

Remington Arms Company was slammed with a lawsuit last week over a Model 700 rifle that inexplicably fired, striking its owners in the leg. Read More…

How Hunting Accidents Happen

June 1, 2016

Having been turkey hunting for almost 30 years, it’s embarrassing to admit I was fooled by a tree, but I was. And, I’m not alone. Read More…

Oelwein man killed while hunting

April 25, 2016

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports an Oelwein man was fatally shot while turkey hunting Saturday. Read More…

Shooting investigation continues in West Point

April 22, 2016

A shooting Wednesday that left a 14-year-old West Point boy dead was not a hunting accident, according to the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office. Read More…

Michigan records second consecutive fatality-free hunting season

April 10, 2016

Another year of hunting seasons have come and gone in Michigan with no reports of hunting-related fatalities. According to a press release Monday, the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division reported no fatalities in 2015 in Michigan, through all hunting seasons, for a second consecutive year. Read More…

Weatherford student killed while hunting in Wise County

March 15, 2016

Football player Brennan Weikel, 17, was killed while hunting feral hogs with his family Monday morning in Wise County, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said. Read More…

Tragic Hunting Accident Death - 9-Year Old Boy

June 15, 2015

Callen Little died after being shot once in the chest by his grandfather while hunting at the Nine Bar Ranch. Watch the News Footage…

School to close for day as mark of respect for shot pupil

May 12, 2015

The school attended by a teenage boy who shot himself in a tragic hunting accident will close on Thursday as a mark of respect. In a newsletter issued by Trident High School principal Phillip Gurney, Jamie Johnston was described as a "well-loved, respected student, friend and sportsman to so many" who had "touched so many lives with his positive and loving nature".Read More…

No Charges After Hunting Accident in Northern B.C.

May 8, 2015

No charges will be laid following a lengthy investigation into a shooting incident near Houston in northern British Columbia. Houston RCMP were dispatched to the Tahtsa Reach Forest Service area on May 26th, 2014, about 112 km south of Houston, where a shooting had occurred. Police found the body of 59-year-old Jeffrey Cooper, a Washington, USA citizen, dead at the scene. Read More…

Man mistakes fellow hunter for turkey

May 1, 2015

Missouri Department of Conservation officials are investigating a Tuesday accident in which an Arkansas man shot another hunter after mistaking him for a turkey in Wayne County. James Clubb, 35, of Williamsville, Missouri, was treated and released from Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Read More…

Girlfriend shoots boyfriend in hunting accident

December 11, 2014

According Madison County Deputies, a 19-year-old male was shot Thursday morning near Shane Drive in New Market. Leah Doran said she was in the truck with her Remington 270 rifle when it went off, shooting her boyfriend, seated in the driver's seat, in the wrist. Read More…

Massive fix for the country’s most popular gun

December 5, 2014

America's oldest gun manufacturer, Remington, has agreed to replace millions of triggers in its most popular product—the Model 700 rifle. The company has been riddled for years with claims the gun can fire without the trigger being pulled, often with deadly results. Read More…

Remington issues recall on select Model 887 shotguns

December 1, 2014

Remington is recalling all Model 887 shotguns manufactured between Dec. 1, 2013 and Nov. 24, 2014 for safety reasons. If you have a late model Remington 887 made or purchased in the last year or so your shotgun may fall into the recall range. Read More…

Five More Years of Remington Lawsuits and Still No Recall
(Legal Documents, 34.3mb PDF)

November 24, 2014

Various legal documents and cases regarding Remington lawsuits Read More…

Hunters claim crossbows injured thumbs

November 18, 2014

The photos tell a grisly tale: Amputated thumbs. Sliced thumbs. Thumbs with the tips cut off. Read More…

Jeff Hightower, Jr. Invited to Join The National Trial Lawyers—Top 100 Trial Lawyers

September 30, 2014

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Read More…

Remington to settle class-action lawsuits over rifle's trigger mechanism; recall in the works?

July 7, 2014

The Remington Arms Co. has reached a nationwide settlement of claims that most of its Model 700 bolt-action hunting rifles have a defective trigger mechanism – a settlement likely to include the recall of millions of the popular firearm. Read More…

Why Parents Should Always Ask If There's a Gun in the House

June 21, 2014

My son Noah was a social butterfly. Everybody knew who he was, and he loved everybody. If a teacher got a new car, or someone was dating or breaking up, Noah knew. People just shared information with him. And he loved having friends over and spending the night at friends' houses. Read More…

Remington rifles recalled for possible problems with trigger

May 8, 2014

Buyers looking to purchase a Remington rifle before the fall hunting season will find the selection on the shelves of their favorite gun store a bit more bare than usual right now. Read More…

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