Texas church shooting victims’ families sue gun retailer


Families of the victims of the 2017 church shooting massacre in Texas are suing the sporting goods company that sold the shooter weapons used in the attack.

The family members argued in court Friday that Academy Sports & Outdoors illegally sold the shooter an assault-style rifle, high-capacity magazine and ammunition in 2016, The Associated Press reported.

They reportedly believe the sale to Devin Kelley was illegal because he showed a Colorado ID to purchase a gun in Texas.{mosads}

The families of the victims of the shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs are reportedly pushing to receive $1 million in damages each.

Some of the families have reportedly also filed a lawsuit against the Air Force for not reporting the shooter’s past crimes to a national database.

The shooting at Sutherland Springs left 26 people dead and 20 others injured. 

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