The cheap paintballs guns sold by the makers of the gun used by the man who killed 12 people at a Colorado Springs shooting range in 2015 were not used by a real gunman, a Colorado Supreme Court justice said Friday.
“It’s clear from the data that this gun was used in a different context and a different place than the shooter,” Justice David Broom wrote in an opinion, according to the Denver Post.
The ruling was released as the gunmaker, M-L Research, sued Colorado over the shooting at the range, which left six dead.
M-L filed the lawsuit against Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, who is overseeing a probe into the 2015 shooting rampage, and Colorado State Police, saying the state’s law banning the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines is unconstitutional.
The case was filed in October by a group of gun rights supporters and is now in federal court.
The gunmaker and its attorney, Mark Bross, have said they are reviewing the case, but have not made any comments on it.