Grieving Parents Forced To Pay Legal Fees To Gun Companies That Sold Arms To Aurora Shooter
“Please just tell me she’s not dead,”
Alas, Sandy and Lonnie Phillips’ daughter Jessi Ghawi died on the way to the hospital. The Phillipses have since become ardent activists for sensible gun laws. With support from the Brady Center, the still-grieving parents filed a lawsuit against the four online e-tailers who sold Aurora shooter James Holmes the weaponry for his attack on the movie theater.
In Sept. 2014, the Brady Center announced the lawsuit on behalf of Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, accusing the companies of negligence for selling weaponry to someone as obviously unstable as Holmes.
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. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter Jessica Ghawi was shot and killed in the Aurora movie theater shooting in 2012. The suit alleges that the websites negligently supplied Holmes with the arsenal he used to kill 12 people and wound at least 58 others.