Gun-selling website Armslist.com faces lawsuit in woman's shooting death
Read more here: Gun-selling website Armslist.com faces lawsuit in woman's shooting death | World news | guardian.co.ukThe family of a woman who was murdered last year by a stalker wielding a .40-caliber handgun bought illegally on the internet is suing the gun website through which the firearm was procured for allegedly causing the shooting.
The legal action against Armslist.com, a web listing site that specialises in firearms, is the first of its kind and opens up a new front in the ongoing battle to tighten America's loose gun controls. It was filed in an Illinois court on Wednesday morning by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence on behalf of the brothers and father of Jitka Vesel, a 36-year-old immigrant from the Czech Republic who was fatally shot on 13 April 2011.
My question is how is it the website's fault that one of their users broke the law? This lawsuit is the equivalent of arresting the owners of Craigslist for supporting prostitution because prostitutes post ads there.