[Video] Widow of Slain Police Officer and Brady Campaign Sue Gun Shop Who Sold Gun Used in Shooting
The widow of slain a Plymouth Township Police Officer, Linsay Fox, is suing the gun store that originally sold the gun that was used kill her husband.
In Site Firearms and its owner are named in the lawsuit. A straw purchaser, who purchased over a dozen guns in a short amount of time, many allegedly for other people, purchased the gun that was ultimately used to kill Brad Fox while he conducted a traffic stop in 2012.
Linsay says she supports the second amendment rights of law abiding gun owners, but thinks everything possible should be done to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
According to NBC Philadelphia,
“I couldn’t believe what had happened to me and my family. Then I learned about how the killer got his gun. I can’t stand the thought that the person who bought the gun that killed my husband was able to purchase 9 guns total in about 14 weeks—6 of those guns from the store that sold the gun used to kill Brad. The other 8 guns have never been recovered and I can’t bear to think about what those guns are being used for and the other families that may be suffering like mine,” Fox said.
In 2013, straw purchaser Michael Henry, who admitted buying the guns, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a minimum of 20 and maximum of 66 years in prison.
As far as I can tell, Linsay Fox is not suing the straw purchaser who is currently in prison.
The suit was filed on Linsay’s behalf by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.