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Reuters reports that Walmart is being sued in Pennsylvania by the families of three shooting victims who were killed, they say, by bullets illegally bought at a Walmart by "an underage, intoxicated customer."

The shootings took place last July. The buyer, Robert Jourdain, is said to have bought the ammunition at the Walmart, where he was never asked for any sort of identification. He then gave the bullets to Todd West, who over the next hour murdered three people who were strangers to him.

Recent court decisions, the story says, have made retailers liable for gun and ammunition sales that prove to be against the law.
KC's View:
As they should be.