Aurora Theater Shooting

Jessica Ghawi's Parents Sue Firms That Sold Ammo and More to Aurora Theater Shooter

Fledgling broadcaster Jessica Ghawi was among twelve people who lost their lives in a July 20, 2012 attack by gunman James Holmes at the Aurora Century 16 theater. Another 58 people were injured.

Now, Ghawi's parents, Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, in conjunction with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, are suing several companies that sold Holmes ammunition and other gear. The central assertion: The businesses don't bother to check if buyers like Holmes are possibly homicidal. See the complaint plus additional photos and details below.

See also: Aurora Theater Shooting at The Dark Knight Rises: Jessica Ghawi, Radio Intern, ID'd as Victim

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