A popular Texas-based sporting goods retailer on Monday argued it has the “right not to be sued” by mass shooting victims who alleged it illegally sold their assailant a semi-automatic rifle.

As part of a line of litigation arising from mass shootings, this case involves Academy Sports + Outdoors, defending itself from a rash of lawsuits from the victims and families of the Sutherland Springs mass shooting, in which a gunman killed 26 and wounded 20 churchgoers in November 2017.

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