Texas Supreme Court dismissed lawsuit against gun store brought by families of the victims in church shooting

Texas Supreme Court dismissed lawsuit against gun store brought by families of the victims in church shooting

A group wait in line to enter the Sutherland Springs Baptist Church to view a memorial, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. AP Photo/Eric Gay In 2017, a gunman killed 25 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Families of the victims sued the gun store where the he purchased the weapon. The Texas Supreme Court dismissed the suit, citing a law that protects gun makers and retailers. Newsletter Sign up for 10 Things in Politics newsletter for the biggest stories in politics & the economy. Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . The Texas Supreme Court ruled the families of victims killed during a mass shooting cannot sue the gun store where the suspect purchased the weapon he used. The lawsuit was brought in 2019, nearly two years after Devin Kelley gunned down 25 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, before killing himself after a chase. It was the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history. Family members of the victims filed a lawsuit against Academy Sports & Outdoors, a sporting goods chain, where Kelley had purchased the AR-556 semi-automatic rifle, ammunition, and high-capacity magazine used in the shooting. The lawsuit argued the store wrongfully sold him the gun because he presented an ID from Colorado, where it’s illegal to sell high-capacity magazines. Read more: These […]

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