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    Family of murdered Border Patrol agent files $25M claim against ATF Read more: http:

    I hope they are successful.

    Family Of Murdered Border Patrol Agent Files $25M Claim Against ATF | Fox News
    The family of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry has filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives claiming Terry was killed with AK-47s that were knowingly sold under the Fast and Furious gunrunning probe to a straw purchaser for drug cartels.
    In a 65-page complaint, served on the government on Wednesday, attorneys for the family claim ATF "wrongdoing" in Operation Fast and Furious.
    “ATF's failures were not only negligent but in violation of ATF's own policies and procedures," the complaint claims.

    The family has also filed a claim against the Lone Wolf Trading Company seeking unspecified damages for negligence in selling the weapons to the purchaser and aiding and abetting in Mexican drug cartels’ conduct.
    The claim says Lone Wolf knowingly sold "hundreds of weapons" to various straw purchasers and in turn realized "hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits from these sales."
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    Re: Family of murdered Border Patrol agent files $25M claim against ATF Read more: h

    I would prefer a criminal as opposed a civil conviction but I wish them success.

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    Re: Family of murdered Border Patrol agent files $25M claim against ATF Read more: h

    I have a feeling the lawsuite won't get any traction. Sad but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    I have a feeling the lawsuite won't get any traction. Sad but true.
    They don't deserve 25 million that's for sure. Losing a loved one isn't winning the lottery.

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    Re: Family of murdered Border Patrol agent files $25M claim against ATF Read more: h

    Quote Originally Posted by kenvin View Post
    They don't deserve 25 million that's for sure. Losing a loved one isn't winning the lottery.
    And then there's the little matter of soveriegn immunity
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenvin View Post
    They don't deserve 25 million that's for sure. Losing a loved one isn't winning the lottery.
    But I'm sure the grieving family would gladly trade having Brian Terry alive and well over 25 million.

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    Re: Family of murdered Border Patrol agent files $25M claim against ATF Read more: h

    Im sorry if this sounds rash. But im glad the number is high. The more attention to this the better.
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    Re: Family of murdered Border Patrol agent files $25M claim against ATF Read more: h

    Sovereign immunity is wide, but not absolute. If the defendant was violating someone's civil rights (that's a given, I think) and acting outside the scope of his duties, he's vulnerable. This will take some damned fine lawyering, but I wish them all the luck in the world.

    Too bad they couldn't have sued under RICO.

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    Re: Family of murdered Border Patrol agent files $25M claim against ATF Read more: h

    They are fighting the entire US government... and I hope to hell they win. There has to be a boundary beyond which even government-sanctioned corruption cannot go without consequence.

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    Re: Family of murdered Border Patrol agent files $25M claim against ATF Read more: h

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I hope they are successful. [...]
    If a U.S. gun had not killed Terry, another one would have. There are therefore no guilty parties on the U.S. side of the border, which makes any desire for 'punishment' on the U.S. side of the border rather irrational.

    And on that note of irrationality, does anyone know or care what happened to the man that actually killed Agent Terry? Or is the source of the weapon the only concern?

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