February 6, 2018 / 2:35 AM / 8 months ago

Gun owners seek class certification for assault rifle defect case

Gun owners who allege AK-style assault rifles sold by Century International Arms Corp have a defect allowing them to discharge unexpectedly are asking a federal court to certify a nationwide class action.

The five named plaintiffs in their 2016 lawsuit alleged the safety selector on the gunmaker’s semiautomatic AK-47s, meant to prevent accidental discharges, could overrotate if raised above the dust cover, causing the rifle to fire.

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