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Aurora Shooting Victim's Parents Sue On-Line Gun and Ammo Sellers

Posted on the 17 September 2014 by Mikeb302000
120720-Jessica_Ghawi.jpgJessica Ghawi was among 12 people killed and 70 wounded in a 2012 shooting at an Aurora, Colo. movie theater.
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. 
The suit was filed by Sandy and Lonnie Phillips of San Antonio, whose daughter, Jessica Ghawi, was among the dead. 
The parents are represented by attorneys for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and two Denver lawyers. 
Named as defendants in the case are Lucky Gunner of Knoxville, Tennessee, Bullet Proof Body Armor of Tempe, Arizona, BTP Arms of New Oxford, Pennsylvania, and the Sportsman's Guide of South St. Paul, Minnesota. None of the companies immediately returned telephone messages seeking comment. 
The lawsuit says Holmes bought at least 4,300 rounds of ammunition from Lucky Gunner's website,, and 700 rounds of ammunition and a 100-round magazine from the Sportsman's Guide website. 
It says Holmes bought two tear gas grenades from BTP Arms and four pieces of body armor from

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