Theater Shooting Victim’s Parents Sue Ammo Seller
The parents of a woman killed in the July 2012 shooting at a Colorado theater are suing four retailers for improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor.
The lawsuit alleges it was illegal and negligent to sell the gear to James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack.
It says the companies had no safeguards to keep dangerous people from buying their goods.
“It was highly foreseeable to (the) defendants that their potential customers included persons with criminal intent, including persons such as James Holmes,” the lawsuit says.
The suit was filed by Sandy and Lonnie Phillips of San Antonio, whose daughter, Jessica Ghawi (GAH’-wee), was among the dead.
“We’re putting them on notice,” Lonnie Phillips said at a news conference in Denver. “We’re coming after you.”[su_csky_ad]