The Academy Sports store that sold the rifle to the eventual gunman is alleged to have violated federal law in doing so due to a quirk of the law.
Exactly. Say they had a Colorado compliantThe shooter was an unreported prohibited possessor because of federal incompetence and now they want to sue Academy?
Sounds about right.
The suit alleges that the shooter presented a CO DL to buy the weapon in TX and that AR15s are prohibited in CO.
The article posits the theory that the buyer may have told the clerk that he was now a TX resident, but that raises the requirement of presenting an ID w current information.
Is a store clerk supposed to be knowledgable in the nuances of all 50 states' gun restrictions? Online retailers seem to be hip to it and generally restrict sales/shipping to restricted areas on items that are deemed too distasteful for public consumption by the elites.
I'd say that it's up to the buyer to know the laws in their jurisdiction, not the store clerk. That's what I'd say... a jury may not agree.
What's Academy's defense strategy gonna be?
Because its the law. Ignorance of the law, is not an affirmative defense.
This is why so many on-line retailers will not sell to CA. Just too much liability. Laws working as intended. They don't want to take your guns, just make it so hard to sell them that nobody will. 2 generations later.......no guns.