Lawsuit In Sutherland Springs Shooting Faces Dismissal

Prevailing in a suit against the military is always difficult. In this case, plaintiffs would need to show that the shooter wouldn’t have been able to obtain a gun if his military records had been passed along to civilian authorities.

By Carson FrameNovember 2, 2018 10:00 am| , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

After the Sutherland Springs church shooting last year, the Air Force admitted that it didn’t enter gunman Devin Kelley’s criminal history into the FBI’s background check system – a lapse that might have helped him purchase a firearm.

Joe and Claryce Holcombe, members of a family that lost nine in the shooting, filed a wrongful death claim against the Air Force in November of 2017. They are asking for $25 million in damages. The government has until Friday to file a motion to dismiss the Holcombe’s lawsuit.

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