In the News: CBS 60 Minutes Airs Axiom's Animation for Remington 700 Rifle Lawsuit.
For years, thousands of gun owners have claimed their Remington 700 rifle has a faulty trigger. Now, Axiom's Remington Animation, created for The Chaffin Law Firm, has helped illustrate how this defect in one of the most popular bolt-action hunting rifles led to random misfires and an avoidable casualty in North Carolina.
Last week, CBS's 60 Minutes aired a report that highlighted a recurring complaint against the Remington 700 Model: thousands of owners have stated their rifles have fired without pulling the trigger. In the news report, Axiom's Remington Animation was featured, a video which revealed the cause of the defect, and it's role in the North Carolina casualty, seen below.
Axiom's Remington Animation on 60 Minutes:
Axiom's Remington Animation was originally produced for a separate court case related to the defective rifle, created for Robert Chaffin, The Chaffin Law Firm. Before airing on 60 Minutes, the animation was used throughout court case proceedings, illustrating the Remington Model 700's defective XMP trigger assembly and its role in the death of a 16-year-old-girl in North Carolina. As proof that animations win cases, Robert Chaffin stated,
"Axiom produced a fantastic animation that brought my case to life."- Robert A. Chaffin; President, The Chaffin Law Firm
Axiom was not the first to document the Remington 700 rifle trigger defect; thousands of owners have issued complaints for this very problem before. For decades, in fact. After Remington failed to address the dangerous defect, 10 attorneys general wrote the court saying, "there are potentially as many as 7.5 million defective rifles at issue."