A MOURNING MOTHER OUTRAGED

A Travis County mother is coming for everyone who could have possibly played a role in her daughter's recent suicide.

According to court documents, the Travis County woman filed a civil lawsuit against Academy Sports + Outdoors for a gun sale made in Austin on July 2nd.

GUN SALE LEADS TO SUICIDE

The gun was purchased by her daughter who, according to documents, suffered from bipolar disorder and general anxiety. The daughter then used the gun to kill herself.

“Academy never should have sold her the firearm and ammunition, given the condition in which she presented that Friday night, intending to purchase a firearm even after the store had closed,” the lawsuit said.

HOW EASY IS THE PROCESS?

You can buy a gun and take it home the same day. If you fill out the proper paperwork and pass a background check, you're good to go. There are loopholes people can take to exempt themself from a background test. 

SHE GOING FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE

As she mourns her daughter's tragic death, she has her eyes on bringing justice. While the fatal wound was self-inflicted the mother believes the gun should have never been sold to her daughter in the first place. 

The lawsuit seeks more than $1 million, according to records.

Court records said the mother is suing for: 

  • negligence
  • negligent hiring, training, and supervision
  • negligent entrustment 
  • gross negligence

The lawsuit also requested the preservation of evidence including statements, surveillance tapes, audiotapes, business records, investigation reports, and any electronic image or information related to the incident.

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