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The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack.
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.
originally posted by: PraetorianAZ
a reply to: VoidHawk
We have no idea what is going on with the case the Judge has a GAG order on it. Nobody is allowed in to see what’s happening. All we do know is he is pleading not guilty due to reason of insanity.
Isn’t it nice we can blast the OJ Simpson trial and others all over TV. But this one and others that highly circumstantial are gagged.
originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
they MIGHT have a case on the tear gas(pretty sure they dont sell that as easily as ammo) but as far as the ammo goes no they wont get far in the lawsuit. i mean if some one were to stab some one with a cutco knife do you get to sue cutco for making an efficient product that was miss-used?
originally posted by: VoidHawk
Am I correct in thinking James Holmes has not yet been found guilty?
If so, how can these people have a case?
originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: PraetorianAZ
They are grasping at straws in their grief. Lets sue all the alcohol makers, and beer distillers, auto makers, and Ginzu knives makers for making and selling their products.
These parents are not only ridiculous, but stupid too.