Gun shop ordered to pay millions to injured police officers
MILWAUKEE - A jury has ordered a gun shop to pay nearly $6 million to two Milwaukee police officers who were seriously wounded when shot by a gun purchased at the store.
Jurors issued the ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit against Badger Guns.
The lawsuit alleges the store was negligent and should've spotted clear warning signs that the gun was being sold to a "straw buyer," or someone who was buying the gun for someone who couldn't legally do so.
Officer Bryan Norberg and now-retired Officer Graham Kunisch were both shot in the face by a man they stopped in 2009.
The issue gained national attention when presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said she would push to repeal a George W. Bush-era gun law that Badger Guns' attorneys say protected the store.
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