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USA: Centre to prevent gun violence files claim against online ammunition retailers over alleged negligence in supplying Aurora movie theatre shooter

Author: Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Arnold & Porter LLP, Published on: 19 September 2014

"Brady Center Sues Online Sellers of Ammunition and Equipment Used in Aurora Movie Theater Massacre", 16 Sep 2014

Websites that supplied Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes with ammunition, body armor, tear gas and other equipment used in his assault were negligent, according to a lawsuit announced today by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Arnold & Porter LLP...“A crazed, homicidal killer should not be able to amass a military arsenal, without showing his face or answering a single question, with the simple click of a mouse,” said Jonathan Lowy, director of the Brady Center’s Legal Action Project...The complaint alleges that..the online businesses failed to use reasonable safeguards to prevent dangerous people...from obtaining high-capacity ammunition magazines, thousands of rounds of ammunition, body armor and tear gas used in his assault. Business practices that disregard these well-known risks and allow people...to purchase such products without any screening are unreasonably dangerous and create a public nuisance...

A copy of the complaint is available here.

 

 

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