A federal lawsuit has been filed against the online gun dealer Armslist for facilitating the sale of a handgun that was used in the 2018 fatal shooting of on-duty Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer.
The lawsuit was filed in Milwaukee federal court on behalf of the family of Bauer, who was shot and killed in February 2018 in the Loop, allegedly by a convicted felon.
The lawsuit was filed by the Brady organization, formerly known as the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which has brought numerous other lawsuits that target the gun industry for negligence that leads to gun violence, including against Armslist.
Plaintiff Erin Bauer, by and through her attorneys, states and alleges as follows:
1. This lawsuit concerns the irresponsible, negligent, reckless, and intentional actions of Defendants who chose to place profits over people by creating and maintaining an Internet gun marketplace that routinely armed the criminal gun market, and a Chicago police commander who died as a result.
2. Armslist, LLC ("Armslist"), Brian Mancini, Jonathan Gibbon and Broc Elmore (collectively "the Armslist Defendants") intentionally designed and maintained www.Armslist.com to actively encourage, assist and profit from the illegal sale and purchase of firearms.
WHEREFORE, Plaintiff respectfully prays for judgment against the Defendants as follows:
(i) an award of compensatory damages, on behalf of the estate of Commander Paul Bauer, from Defendants in amount to be determined at trial;
(ii) an award of compensatory damages, on behalf of Erin Bauer, from Defendants in an amount to be determined at trial;
(iii) an award of punitive damages, on behalf of the estate of Commander Paul Bauer, from Defendants in amount to be determined at trial;
(iv) an award of punitive damages, on behalf of Erin Bauer, from Defendants in an amount to be determined at trial;
(v) an injunction directing the Armslist Defendants to stop creating a public nuisance in regards to supplying a criminal firearms market by instituting various safeguards and reforming their business practices on Armslist.com or, in the alternative, to shut down their operations;
(vi) a ruling piercing the corporate veil to hold Mancini, Gibbon and Elmore personally liable for any damages imposed on Armslist;
(vii) for all costs, disbursements and actual attorneys’ fees, and all interest due and following pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 628.46 and
(viii) granting such other and further relief as the Court deems just and proper.
PLAINTIFF DEMANDS A JURY TRIAL.
BTW, Milwaukee is where the shooter bought the Glock 26 in question.
Edited by Euler, 14 February 2020 - 02:26 PM.