Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Those Businesses Responsible for Mass Murders

 2/7/22 NPR:

The U.S. government must pay victims and families of victims of a 2017 Texas church massacre more than $230 million, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

The man who killed 26 people and wounded 22 others at the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, should have been barred from legally owning firearms because of an earlier domestic violence conviction. But the U.S. Air Force failed to enter his name into the correct database.

Judge Xavier Rodriguez of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas awarded varying amounts in damages to some 80 people, many of whom suffered permanent debilitating injuries or lost loved ones.

There is a gun store also being sued for failing to see that his purchase would have been unlawful in his state of residence, but the government was held 60% responsible for this. 

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