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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 04:11 AM

Charleston mass shooting victims can sue U.S. over gun purchase: court

Survivors of a 2015 mass shooting at a South Carolina church can sue the U.S. government over its alleged negligence in allowing Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used to kill nine African-Americans, a federal appeals court said on Friday.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the government was not immune from liability under either the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) or the Brady Act to prevent handgun violence.

Friday’s decision by a three-judge panel revived 16 lawsuits that challenged lapses in how the government vetted prospective gun purchasers, including the FBI’s management of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).


[link:https://www.reuters.com/article/us-south-carolina-shooting-roof-idUSKCN1VK2GO?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5d6995a3145a570001535a39&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter|]

Hhhmmm. This could create an interesting precedent.. Maybe greater gun controls by the back door if done right? Of course any award would have to be enormous to make it worth their while changing current processes..

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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 04:28 AM

1. This is very good news

Get thee to the greatest page

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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:23 AM

2. Great news. And you most certainly are right...

"This could create an interesting precedent." Hopefully this decision will stand.

K&R

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