Wounded Indianapolis Officer Sues Seller of Gun Used to Shoot Him

December 13, 2013
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  • December 13, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    bob says:
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    just as stupid as suing the car dealer if you are hit by a driver of a car purchased there

    • December 13, 2013 at 2:36 pm
      mikey says:
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      Not quite the same…unless the car dealer sold the car to a 12 year old illegally. This guy sold the gun illegally. I’m not saying necessarily that the lawsuit has merit, but it’s not quite the same.

  • December 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    Huh! says:
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    If you must sue, sue Blackburn who knowingly sold the weapon to an individual that could not legally make the purchase for himself.

  • December 13, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    Joe Altobellis says:
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    I’m glad this article and its subject is getting some press:
    “The Brady Center is assisting in eight other pending “negligent gun distribution” lawsuits across the U.S., including one in northwestern Indiana’s Lake County in which Gary officials have sued 21 manufacturers and distributors, six gun dealers and three trade associations for public nuisance and liability.”

    The Brady Campaign is nothing BUT a political organization who’s one and only goal is to defeat the 2nd Amendment and deny law-abiding citizen’s their Constitutional Right to bear arms. The more that the public is aware of this hidden, subversive mission, the better. It’s a shame that the Gary, IN taxpayers have to foot the legal bills by funding the Brady Campaign’s agenda with harassing lawsuits filed by their local, self-serving politicians; lawsuits that the Indiana law was designed to prevent.

  • January 9, 2014 at 7:37 pm
    Creep Doggie Log says:
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    How would the gun shop employees have known that Blackburn was not the actual purchaser of the firearm? From the description given here it looks like Blackburn may have bought the gun with the intent of selling it illegally to Martin, but unless the seller saw Martin hand Blackburn cash they would have had no way to know that Blackburn intended to make an illegal transfer.

    I agree with Huh!. Blackburn is the one who should be sued.



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