Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is investigating possible safety problems with guns manufactured by at least two companies.
The Boston Globe reports that Remington Arms Co. and Glock Inc. have filed lawsuits to fight Healey's efforts.
The lawsuits reveal that Healey invoked her powers under the state's consumer protection law to demand safety-related complaints from customers and the companies' responses.
Healey says Glock firearms are "prone to accidental discharge'' and says in court papers she is concerned the company may have been warned about the problem and failed to act.
A Healey spokeswoman says the attorney general wants to "to better inform our residents and to protect them from any safety or manufacturing issues."
Remington and Glock say in their lawsuits that Healey is abusing her authority.