Judge dismisses Jessica Ghawi’s parents’ lawsuit against ammunition sellers

The parents of a woman who was killed in the Colorado movie theater shooting have lost their bid to hold ammunition sellers liable for the attack.

Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter, Jessica Ghawi, was killed in the July 2012 attack, had sued four online retailers that provide bullets, gun magazines and body armor.

The federal lawsuit argued the retailers failed to prevent dangerous people from buying weapons. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch ruled Friday that state and federal laws protect ammunition sellers from such lawsuits. He dismissed the case.